Orleans makes it 3 straight days of no new Covid-19 cases

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 August 2020 at 4:20 pm

Orleans County, for the third straight day, doesn’t have any new Covid-19 cases to report. Orleans does have three more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported today.

Genesee County has one new confirmed case, a person in the 30s from Batavia. Genesee has now had 274 people test positive for Covid-19.

The new case is an individual who wasn’t on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also is reporting nine new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. Genesee also has one resident hospitalized due to Covid-19.

Click here to view an online map of confirmed cases in Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

• Statewide data: Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported today that the number of hospitalizations statewide from Covid, 518, is the lowest number since March 18.

New York also had its 13th straight day with the infection rate below 1 percent. There were 601 new cases on Wednesday out of 80,984 test results, a positive rate of 0.74 percent.

Other statewide data includes:

  • Number ICU – 120 (-11)
  • Deaths – 5 (Total Deaths, 25,275)

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Communication survey: We need your help!  Please consider taking a few minutes to complete a survey to measure our Genesee-Orleans Health Departments communication efforts in response to Covid-19. Your response is appreciated! Click here for the survey.

The survey will be available for your input until Aug. 24.

• Testing:  If you are being tested for Covid-19 it is important that you self-quarantine until you get your test results, whether you have symptoms or not.  If you are symptomatic, meaning you are coughing, have a fever or other symptoms, self-quarantine even if you are an essential worker until you get your results back. If you have Covid-19 you may be spreading it!  That means to stay home and limit contact with other people, even in your household.

• Community Testing Sites: Check with the testing site for any specific criteria necessary for testing such as illness, contact with someone who tested positive, essential worker, required for reopening/business, etc. Many need to have a doctor referral/prescription. Always call first.

  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY 14411. Call (585) 589-5613 to be screened and to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins.
  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia, NY 14020.
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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