Orleans reports 33 new Covid cases, 18 more in Genesee
Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 51 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total to 6,166 in the two counties since last March, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.
In Orleans County there are 33 new confirmed cases to report today for 2,252 cases since March.
The positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby), Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Of the new cases, 5 were on quarantine prior to testing positive.
The new confirmed cases include 7 residents at Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Medina, 3 residents at the Villages of Orleans Health & Rehab in Albion, and an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility, a men’s prison in Albion.
In Orleans County, 17 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
The county currently has 3 residents hospitalized due to Covid.
• Rapid Test Results: Orleans County conducted a drive-through rapid test clinic on Wednesday at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds in Knowlesville. There were 144 people tested and four were positive for Covid.
• Holley Central School is reporting three staff members in the Middle School/High School and one contracted employee who is assigned to the MS/HS have tested positive for Covid-19.
One of the staff members was last at school on Jan. 27, two on Feb. 2, and the fourth on Feb. 3.
The Health Department has indicated to district officials that there is no quarantining required for any students, due to these cases. The staff members who will be quarantined due to being close contacts of these individuals have been informed, Brian Bartalo, district superintendent, posted in a letter on the district website.
• Medina Central School is reporting two new Covid cases, a high school student and a middle school student. The Department of Health has determined that no further quarantines are required from the school district for both students, Mark Kruzynski, district superintendent, posted in a letter on the school website.
In Genesee County there are 18 new positive cases of Covid to report today for a total of 3,914 cases since last March.
The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke) and Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 50s and 60s.
Genesee is reporting 17 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
There are currently 23 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid.