Orleans reports 2 new cases of Covid-19, 4 more recoveries

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 May 2020 at 4:23 pm

Orleans County has two new confirmed cases of Covid-19. One of the new positive cases is in the 30s, and the other in the 40s. One of the new cases lives in Ridgeway and the other resides in Gaines.

Neither of the newly positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. They bring the total confirmed cases in the county to 171.

The county also has four more recoveries. That brings the total to 56 who have recovered after having Covid-19, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting this afternoon.

There are 17 residents from Orleans County who are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

In Genesee County, there are four new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 177 confirmed cases.

The positive cases reside in Batavia and LeRoy. One individual is in the 30s, another in the 40s, one in the 50s and one in the 80s.

Two of the newly positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic, the health department reported.

Genesee also has had two more people recover from Covid-19, bringing the total recoveries to 108.

Two of the total active positive cases are people who are hospitalized.

Click here to view an online map of the confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments also advised the following:

Memorial Day Holiday/Social gatherings: For questions go to NY Forward website and the Regional Control Room (for guidance and to answer your questions: mailto:flnyf@esd.ny.gov). To file a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community, call 1-833-789-0470 or click here.

Un-PAUSING does NOT mean we can start having social events, even outside. The Governor’s The Executive Order still bans gatherings of any kind, in any location, to no more than 10 people.

No yard/garage sales: Currently state guidelines are restricting these activities. The virus can be on items for several hours/days depending on the surface and can cause infection. People are touching the items to examine them, so it can put others at risk.

The more socialization that occurs the higher risk of transmitting the virus, especially to those who are most vulnerable. It is imperative we still restrict social/family gatherings until we are certain to have this under control and/or there is a vaccine.

• It is expected we will see an uptick of positive cases and mandatory quarantines as social interaction increases.

If cases increase, it shows us people may be ignoring the orders to not have gatherings of 10 or more people, not social distancing, not hand washing/sanitizing, disinfecting shared surfaces often, and/or not wearing face coverings properly.

This can also impact our ability to continue the re-opening phases. We ask that you respect the guidance and continue to social distance.

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