Orleans reports 2 new Covid cases, lowest active cases since Nov. 9

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2021 at 5:07 pm

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Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 16 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, but only 2 are in Orleans.

In Orleans County, the 2 new cases today give the county 2,450 positive cases since last March. The positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby). Both individuals are in their 20s and both were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

Orleans is reporting 5 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. There is one resident from Orleans currently hospitalized due to Covid.

Orleans has 29 active Covid cases today, which is the fewest since there were 25 on Nov. 9. The county hit a peak with 279 active cases on Jan. 7. A month ago on Feb. 9 there were 73 actives cases.

In Genesee County there are 14 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 4,370 cases during the pandemic.

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).

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Genesee is reporting 10 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Genesee currently has 4 residents hospitalized due to Covid.

The Health Departments is reporting the Covid-related death of a Genesee resident over the age of 65. Genesee has now had 120 residents die from Covid, while Orleans has had 82 residents pass away due to Covid.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

Vaccine Eligibility Expanded: Beginning March 10th, all New Yorkers 60 years and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

Public facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit organizations will be eligible beginning March 17th. This expansion includes public-facing essential building services workers.

Providers will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorkers, with the exception of pharmacies who will focus on individuals over the age of 60 and teachers, in line with federal policy beginning March 10th. This is all subject to the availability of the vaccine to the providers.

This new addition of new eligible residents still far exceeds the supply of vaccine received in our counties. Individuals who are eligible must have an appointment in order to get a vaccine.

To check for vaccination clinics in Genesee and Orleans counties, click here.

For more information about the vaccine and access for those who are 60 and older who do not have internet access, please contact your respective Office for the Aging (OFA). For Genesee OFA please call 585-813-2457 for Covid-19 Vaccine assistance between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call.

For Orleans OFA please call 585-589-3191 between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and leave a message if you get voicemail and someone will return the call. The OFA offices can only assist with the clinic links as they are available. The system may experience slowdowns and crashing due to high volume. Please be patient and try again later.