Orleans reports 1 new Covid-19 case, while Genesee has 12

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 October 2020 at 4:33 pm

200 people from community have now recovered from Covid-19 in Orleans County

Orleans County has one new confirmed case of Covid-19 today, a person in the 60s who lives in Yates.

The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.

Orleans has now had 398 people test positive for Covid since March.

The county is also reporting 18 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

The county reached a milestone today with three more people recovering from Covid and being released from the isolation list. Orleans has now had 200 recoveries from the community. (That doesn’t include people who had Covid in nursing homes and other state-regulated facilities.)

One resident remains hospitalized due to Covid.

The Health Department also is reporting a Lyndonville Central School District tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member was last in the school was Friday, October 23. All contacts have been identified and have been placed under mandatory quarantine.

In Genesee County, the 12 new cases are residents of Darien, Elba, LeRoy, Pavilion and Oakfield.

The new cases are in the following age groups: 0-19 (1), 20s (4), 30s (2), 40s (1), 50s (3), and 60s (1).

Five of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Genesee has now had 374 people test positive since March.

Three Genesee residents are hospitalized due to Covid.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are currently 76 active cases in the three counties with 36 in Orleans, 30 in Genesee and 10 in Wyoming.

Here is each region’s percentage of positive test results as reported over the last three days. Orleans County is the Finger Lakes Region.

State-wide Data: There were 168,353 test results reported to the state on Wednesday, a new record high for tests in one day.

The state-wide positivity rate is 1.48 percent with the positive testing rate in all focus zone areas at 3.24 percent, and the positivity rate outside the focus areas at 1.25 percent.

There were 19 deaths from Covid in state on Wednesday, bringing the state-wide total to 25,792.

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