Orleans reports 1 more death from Covid-19, 2 new confirmed cases

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2020 at 4:50 pm

Orleans County has suffered an additional death from Covid-19, bringing the county’s total to 54.

The latest death was a resident of the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina, where 23 residents have now died from Covid-19.

“We are saddened to report the death of one of our county residents,” according to a statement from the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments. “This person lived at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very challenging time.

Orleans also has 2 new positive cases of Covid-19. The county has now had 266 residents test positive for the coronavirus.

One of the new positive individuals lives in Barre and the other lives at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

One of the individuals is in the 20s and the other is in the 60s. Neither of the two new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The county is reporting one more recovery from Covid-19, bringing that total to 111.

In Genesee County, there are 3 new positive cases of Covid-19, bringing the Genesee total to 224 cases.

Two of the new positive individuals reside in Batavia and the other lives in Le Roy.

One of the individuals is in the 20s, one is in their 40s and the other is in the 50s.

None of the new positive individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Eight of previous community cases have recovered, bringing Genesee’s recoveries to 159.

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

More from Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• The facility breakdown is only showing the total positive cases from those facilities from where we received a positive swab for COVID-19.

July Fourth holiday and Graduation Parties: Now that summer is in full swing and with the Independence Day holiday and graduation parties picking up it is important to limit the number of contacts people have.

Make sure you are practicing social distancing especially if you have underlying health conditions or are over 65 years old. Wear masks/face coverings whenever you are out in public, especially if you cannot maintain a 6-foot space between non-household members. Wash or sanitize your hands and shared items often.

The most important thing to remember is if you are having any type of symptoms to STAY HOME!  Some of the symptoms people have been reporting are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, headaches, fatigue nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea.

• Quarantine for travelers from nine states: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced that as of 12:01 a.m. today travelers from states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Click here to see the travel advisory and click here for interim travel guidance.

Currently, states include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas. Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

To file a report of an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel advisory, please call 1-833-789-0470 or visit this website.

Community Testing: Oak Orchard Health is now able to provide expanded Covid-19 swabbing to the public at their Albion location (future locations may be added later). Anyone needing testing and meeting the criteria (being symptomatic or required for profession) can call Oak Orchard Health at 585-589-5613 for an appointment, no walk-ins.

Oak Orchard Health will do their best to accommodate scheduling demands, but be aware appointments may fill up quickly. The current testing schedule is Monday 3:40 to 4:40 p.m., Tuesday 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday 2:20 to 3:20 p.m., Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m., and Friday from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m.

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