Orleans reports 6 new Covid cases, including 1 at Albion elementary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 October 2020 at 4:27 pm

Orleans County is reporting six new cases of Covid-19 today, including a student at the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School in Albion.

The student was not in school 48 hours prior to becoming symptomatic and testing positive, and there is no identified direct school contact, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.

The individual is under mandatory isolation and will remain there until fully recovered. Contact tracing has been initiated to determine potential close contacts in the community.

Scott Bischoping, the Albion district superintendent, said the student was last in the elementary school building on Oct. 13. He said there is no need to quarantine staff or other students.

All six of the new cases reported today are Albion residents. The age groups of the new cases include three who are 0-19 years old, two in their 40s, and one in the 50s.

None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Orleans County has now had 362 people test positive for Covid-19 since March, including 18 so far this week with 8 on Monday, 4 on Tuesday and 6 today.

The county also has 3 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County has 3 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the county’s total to 348 positive cases since March.

The new positive cases reside in Batavia and Pembroke. One of the positive individuals is an inmate at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility.

One of the new cases is in the 40s, one is in the 50s, and the other is in the 60s. None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also is reporting two more recoveries from Covid and those individuals have been released from mandatory isolation.

Five more people from Genesee also are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here.

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