Orleans reports 1 new Covid-19 case, Genesee 2 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 July 2020 at 7:29 pm

Orleans County has one new confirmed case of Covid-19, a person in the 40s from Gaines, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Orleans has now had 275 people test positive for Covid-19.

The county also has one additional person on precautionary quarantine for 2 weeks due to travel from a restricted state with high Co id-19 infections.

Genesee County has 2 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 for a total of 255 positive cases.

The new positive cases include a Batavia resident and a person from LeRoy. One of the individuals is in the 40s and the other is in the 50s.

Neither of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also has three new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

• Hospitalizations at lowest level statewide since March 17: Both Genesee and Orleans each have a resident hospitalized with Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo today reported there are 586 people in the state hospitalized with Covid-19, the lowest number since March 17.

The number of ICU patients statewide is at 142 today due to Covid-19, the lowest number since March 16.

More from the local Health Department:

Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 34 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The list also includes Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

Be alert for scam artists: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Department staff will always identify themselves, their position, and the reason for their visit or phone call. All staff have county provided identification badges that have their pictures.

In the event you are approached by someone stating they are from the health department without a clear reason for their visit or phone call, do not let them in your home, do not give them any information and call 911.

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