Orleans reports 3 more Covid-19 cases, Genesee 2 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 October 2020 at 5:35 pm

In Orleans County, there are three more confirmed cases of Covid-19. The new positive individuals reside in Albion, Gaines and Ridgeway.

Two of the people are in their 50s and one person is in the 60s. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Orleans has now had 323 people test positive for Covid.

The 7 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County received 2 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 326 positive cases.

The new positive cases reside in Elba and are both between the ages of 0-20.

The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also is reporting one more recovery from Covid, while one person remains hospitalized from Covid.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are 18 active cases in Genesee, 10 in Wyoming and three in Orleans.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

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