Orleans reports 6 more Covid cases, Genesee 12 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 March 2021 at 5:28 pm

Orleans and Genesee counties combined are reporting 18 new Covid-19 cases today, and are nearing 7,000 total for the pandemic. There are currently 6,952 cases in the two counties in the past year, according to the Genesee and Orleans County health Departments.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed case in Genesee and Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the first case in Orleans County.

Orleans County has 6 new positive cases of Covid-19 for a total of 2,487 positive cases in the pandemic.

The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby) and Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre). The individuals are in their 60s, 70s and 80s.

The Health Departments reported 1 of the new positives was quarantined prior to testing positive. There aren’t any new recoveries reported today.

There are currently 3 Orleans residents hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County there are 12 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported today for a total of 4,465 positive cases.

The new positive cases reside in the Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford).

The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

Genesee is reporting 15 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 3 Genesee residents hospitalized with Covid.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Quarantine for domestic travelers: Beginning April 1st, New York State will no longer require quarantine for domestic travelers. International travelers will still need to quarantine.

All travelers will still be required to complete the Traveler Health Form. For updated Traveler Guidance, click here. Regardless of quarantine status, all individuals exposed to COVID-19 or returning from travel must:

  • Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14;
  • Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene, and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated);
  • Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact their healthcare provider or the local public health authority to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.