Orleans reports 25 new Covid cases, while Genesee has 78 more
Orleans passes 500 cases since March; 2 counties have nearly 1,000 people on mandatory quarantine
Orleans County is reporting 25 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today in the first update since Friday. Genesee County is reporting 78 new cases. The two counties combined are reporting that 843 people are on mandatory quarantine with 633 in Genesee and 210 in Orleans.
The new confirmed cases in Orleans are in nine out of the 10 towns: Albion, Barre, Carlton, Clarendon, Gaines, Murray, Ridgeway, Shelby and Yates. Kendall is the only town without a new case since Friday.
The new cases are in all of the age groups categorized by the local Health Department: 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
The Genesee & Orleans County health Departments are reporting three of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
In Orleans, 18 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list. The county now has six people hospitalized due to Covid-19.
• The Villages – The Health Department has been notified that 2 residents of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center have tested positive, the first new cases in the nursing home in several months. The Villages has now had 60 residents test positive during the pandemic. No further information will be shared by the Health Department.
• Medina Central School – The Health Department has been notified that one staff member of the Medina Central School District has tested positive. The individual is on mandatory isolation until they recover. Contact tracing has been done for those who are considered close contacts and will be on mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the positive individual.
In Genesee County, there are 78 new confirmed cases from Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The county has now had 580 positive cases since March. This report reconciles the positive cases from last week including the 30 reported on Friday.
The new positive cases includes residents in 13 communities – Alabama, Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Darien, Elba, LeRoy, Oakfield, Pavilion, Pembroke and Stafford.
The new cases also include all of the age groups – 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Nine of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said in a news briefing this evening.
Genesee is reporting that 31 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 5 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.
Two of the active positive cases are residents from The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia and one is a resident at the Batavia VA Medical Center.