Orleans reports 10 more Covid cases, 20 more in Genesee
Orleans County has 10 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 for a total of 529 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Albion, Barre, Clarendon, Murray, Ridgeway and Shelby. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 60s and 70s.
Three of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said. Orleans now has 289 recoveries in the community, which doesn’t include people in nursing homes or other facilities regulated by the state.
Orleans has four people hospitalized due to Covid-19.
• 2 Albion students test positive: The Albion school district also reported this afternoon that two students tested positive for Covid-19. One of the students is a hybrid learner from the high school while the other is a hybrid learner from the middle school.
Both students were last in school on Nov. 9. The Health Department determined there is no need to do further contact tracing due to the 48-hour look-back period, the school district said in an update on its website.
In Genesee County, there are 20 new confirmed cases, bringing Genesee’s total to 598 since March. (Two of the previous positive individuals were transferred to another county due to their residency.)
The new positive cases in Genesee are residents of Alexander, Batavia, Darien, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield and Pembroke.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s 70s and 80s.
One of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Departments said.
Genesee is reporting 15 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list, bringing the recoveries in the community to 387.
In Genesee, nine people are hospitalized due to Covid-19.
State-wide data: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reporting 5,088 people tested positive for Covid on Monday out of 159,852 tests results, for a 3.18 percent positivity rate.
The total hospitalizations are up to 2,124, which compares to 1,968 on Sunday. On Sept. 6, there were 410 hospitalizations in the state due to Covid, and 748 on Oct. 7.
“The number of cases across the country and in New York are only continuing to climb,” Cuomo said. “Despite our success in managing the spread, New York is not immune to this national surge of Covid. Our micro-cluster strategy and testing capacity will help us through this new season, but ensuring we don’t go back to where we were in the spring is going to depend on our behavior. We all have a part to play – wear a mask, stay socially distant, avoid gatherings large and small, and wash your hands religiously.”