Orleans reports 14 new Covid cases, Genesee has 12 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 February 2021 at 4:23 pm

Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 26 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, bringing their combined total to 6,364 since last March, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

In Orleans there are 14 new positive cases for a total of 2,333 during the pandemic. The positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon).

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 40s, 50s and 80s.

The county is reporting 9 more people have recovered from Covid and have been removed from isolation.

The county also currently has two people hospitalized due to Covid-19.

Correction: The Health Department removed a duplicate individual from the West Region from Thursday’s count.

Albion Central School is reporting a middle school student has tested positive for Covid-19. The student is a hybrid learner and was last in school on Feb. 8. Those determined to have been in close contact with the student have been identified and should be contacted by the Department of Health, the district stated on its website.

Medina Central School on Thursday reported an elementary school staff member and middle school student both tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Health has investigated the case with the staff member and determined no further school-related quarantines are required, District Superintendent Mark Kruzynski said.

With the middle school student, the Department of Health is working with the school district to identify any potential close contacts and is notifying families who may have to quarantine.

In Genesee County there are 12 new positive cases of Covid for a total of 4,031 positive cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford). One of the new cases is a resident of Genesee Senior Living.

The 12 new cases are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

One of the new cases is an inmate at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia.

Genesee is reporting 12 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. There are currently 14 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.

Data Update: The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be closed on Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. There won’t be a Covid-19 update. The data will next be updated on Tuesday.