Orleans reports 5 more cases of Covid-19, including 2 at The Villages

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 May 2020 at 5:23 pm

There are five more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Orleans County, including two more at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in Albion

There are also three other cases in the community, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported this afternoon.

The five new cases brings the total number to 129 who have tested positive for the virus in Orleans County. The Villages has now had 70 of the residents test positive for the virus.

The other three cases bring the number of positive cases outside the nursing home to 59.

Genesee County also has one more confirmed case, bringing the total to 163 in Genesee, the Health Departments reporting.

Contact tracing has been initiated and all who have had direct contact with the individuals will be notified by Health Department staff.

There is currently no further information to release on ages and location. Mapping to include the positive cases from the weekend will be updated on Monday afternoon, the Health Departments said.

The health officials urged people to practice social distancing on Mother’s Day, and to be vigilant about handwashing, clean frequently used surfaces, properly wear cloth face coverings over the mouth and nose, and keep hands away from the face.

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