Orleans reports 37 new Covid cases, with 46 more in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 December 2020 at 4:28 pm

2 counties combined pass 2,000 Covid cases since March

Orleans and Genesee counties are reporting 85 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 today in the two counties. Those cases push the total past 2,000 in the two counties since March.

In Orleans, there are 37 new positive cases reported today, with the total to 778 positive cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in all 10 towns of the county – Albion, Barre, Carlton, Clarendon, Gaines, Kendall, Murray, Ridgeway, Shelby and Yates. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Of the new cases, 13 of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said in a news briefing.

The county is reporting that 6 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 6 positive individuals hospitalized.

• Albion Central School notified the community today that a student in the elementary school and one in the high school have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing and the quarantine of students and staff members was implemented according to Health Department guidelines, the district said.

• The Medina Central School reported that a staff member at Wise Intermediate/Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Health has determined that there is no need for any further quarantines related to any school contact, the district said.

In Genesee County, there are 46 new positive cases for a total of 1,283 since March.

The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Darien, Elba, LeRoy, Pavilion and Pembroke. The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Of the new cases one is a resident at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia, two are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, and two are at the VA Medical Center. In addition, one of the previous community active cases has been identified as a resident of the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Genesee is reporting 58 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

Genesee has 21 residents hospitalized due to Covid, the highest during the pandemic.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments has a new format for announcing when there is a time when they can’t contact potential close contacts.

The above chart will replace several press releases and will be reported as needed. The Health Departments say people may have been exposed to Covid from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 at O’Lacy’s Irish Pub in Batavia.

For people at O’Lacy’s during this time, they should monitor for symptoms of Covid-19. If the symptoms develop, contact a primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until the test results are received.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

• 3-County Data: Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in the three rural counties of Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming. There are currently 445 active cases in three counties, up from 422 on Tuesday and down slightly from the 449 on Monday, which is the peak for active cases during the pandemic.

Orleans has a new record high of 122 active cases, up from 89 on Monday and 92 on Tuesday. Genesee is at 213 active cases, down from 269 on Monday and 231 on Tuesday. Wyoming has 110 active cases today, which ties its high of 110 on Dec. 4. Wyoming had 91 on Monday and 99 on Tuesday.