Orleans reports 19 new Covid cases since Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2020 at 4:39 pm

Orleans County has 19 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the last update on Friday.

The new positive cases reside in Albion, Barre, Carlton, Clarendon and Murray. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and 80s, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

Two of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Five of the new cases are students at Albion Central School. All five are hybrid learners – two at the high school, one at the middle school and two at the elementary school. Hybrid learners attend in-person two days a week.

Four of the students had not been in school for the week prior to testing positive. The Health Department determined there is no need to do further contact tracing in the school for those students.

Contact tracing regarding the fifth student has been completed. Staff members and parents of any students who were identified as being close contacts have been notified by the Health Department.

The individuals are under mandatory isolation and will remain there until fully recovered, the Health Department said this afternoon.

Contact tracing is in process. Individuals identified by the Health Department as being close contacts either have been contacted or will be by the Health Department contact tracers and they will be placed under mandatory quarantine.

Orleans has now had 385 people test positive for Covid-19 since March.

The county is also reported one resident is hospitalized due to Covid-19, the first hospitalization in the county from Covid in several weeks.

Orleans also has 16 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County received 5 new positive cases of Covid-19 and has now had 354 people test positive since March.

The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Bergen, Bethany and LeRoy. The individuals are in their 20s or 60s.

The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, according to the Health Department.

Genesee also is reporting two more recoveries and those individuals have been released from mandatory isolation.

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

Genesee also has 13 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

The local Health Department also is reporting that a resident previously reported as positive at Premier Genesee, a nursing home in Batavia, has now been identified as a negative Covid patient. That individual has been removed from the local numbers of confirmed cases.

Click here to see an online map of the 64 confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, which includes 10 in Genesee, 37 in Orleans and 17 in Wyoming.

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