Orleans reports 3 more Covid-19 cases, including second student at Holley
Orleans County is reporting three more confirmed cases of Covid-19, including a student at Holley Junior-Senior High School for the second day in a row.
The Holley student was under mandatory quarantine at the time of being tested positive. The individual is under mandatory isolation and will remain there until fully recovered. Contact tracing is in process, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said this afternoon.
“Individuals identified by the Health Department as being close contacts with the student have been and/or will be contacted by the Health Department’s contact tracers and placed under mandatory quarantine,” Health Department officials said in a news release.
Individuals identified by the Health Department as being a close contact will be expected to follow the New York State Department of Health quarantine guidelines.
The three new confirmed cases today bring the total to 366 who have tested positive in Orleans since March.
The new positive cases reside in Carlton and Murray, and the individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, the 20s and the 40s. Two of the individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Orleans also has 14 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
Genesee County is reporting 2 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 350 positive cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Darien and Oakfield. One person is in the 20s and the other is in the 60s. The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Health Departments said.
Genesee has 5 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
Genesee also has 5 people hospitalized due to Covid-19.
• Statewide Data: The positivity rate is 1.15 percent for tests on Thursday, including 2.31 percent in the focus zone areas and 0.98 percent outside the focus zones.
“The experts told us we would see infection rates increase through the fall, and we’ve seen that as cases rise again across the nation,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “In New York, we are attacking micro-clusters where we see them, and that will be our strategy through this season as we see micro-clusters come and go.”
Within the focus areas, 18,563 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 428 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 122,945 test results were reported, yielding 1,209 positives.
The governor also noted that localized areas that are seeing outbreaks are also seeing hospital admission increases, and remain the main driver of new hospital admissions for the state. Nearly 50 percent of all new daily hospital admissions in New York State over the past 14 days have been from Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Orange, and counties along the Pennsylvania border where we have “micro-cluster” focus zone areas.