Orleans reports 1 new case of Covid-19

Photo by Tom Rivers: The American flag is lowered outside the Holley Junior-Senior High School this morning out of respect for people who have died from the Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags to be at half-staff for Covid-19 victims while the state is on Pause, which continues to at least May 15. The state today reported 507 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the state total to 13,869. The death toll has been decreasing in recent days, down from 540 on Friday, 630 on April 16, and 606 on April 15.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 April 2020 at 3:37 pm

Orleans County has one new confirmed case of Covid-19, bringing the county’s total cases to 49, the Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

Genesee County doesn’t have any new cases to report today, a day after 30 new cases were confirmed bringing the Genesee total to 122, including 29 at the federal detention facility in Batavia.

Contact tracing has been initiated and all who have had direct contact with the individuals will be notified by Health Department staff.

There is currently no further information to release on ages and location. Mapping to include the positive cases from the weekend will be updated on Monday afternoon, the department said in a news release.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today confirmed 6,054 additional cases of Covid-19, bringing the statewide total to 242,786 confirmed cases in New York State.

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