Orleans reports 1 new Covid-19 case, while Genesee has 3 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2020 at 4:52 pm

Orleans County has one new confirmed case of Covid-19 to report today, the first new case since Monday.

The new positive case is a Shelby resident in the 60s. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

Orleans has now had 318 people test for Covid-19 since March. The county had four people test positive in the past week, which compares to nine new cases the previous week.

In Genesee County, there are three new cases to report today. They are residents in Alabama, Elba and LeRoy. The individuals are in the 20s, 30s and 70s. The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee has now had 314 people test positive for Covid-19 since March, including 15 in the past week.

Genesee also has six more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states, while Orleans has three more.

Genesee also has one resident hospitalized due to Covid-19.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

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