Orleans reports a death from Covid, bringing that total to 57 during pandemic
Orleans also has 3 new confirmed Covid cases, while Genesee has 20 more today
Orleans County today is reporting a death from someone who had Covid-19. This is the second death this month in county from someone who contracted the coronavirus.
The death reported today is a person over age 65 who lives in the community. The county has now had 57 Covid-related deaths during the pandemic, with 54 of those at two nursing homes in the county.
“Due to privacy issues, we are not releasing further details about this individual,” the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments said in a news briefing today. “We would like to express our sincerest sympathy for this individual’s family and friends.”
Orleans also has three new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total to 541 cases since March.
The new positive cases reside in Albion and Barre with the individuals in the age groups of 0-19, 40s and 50s. None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
The county is reporting 4 more recoveries and have been removed from the isolation list.
Three from the county are currently hospitalized due to Covid-19.
• An Albion elementary student tests positive for Covid: The Albion school district also notified the community this afternoon that a hybrid learner in the elementary school has tested positive for Covid. The student is in school twice a week.
Since the student was last in school on Friday, Nov. 13, the Health Department determined there is no need to do further contact tracing due to the 48-hour look-back period, the school district said.
Genesee County received 20 new positive cases of Covid-19 today and has now had 635 test positive for Covid since March.
The new positive cases reside in Alexander, Batavia, Elba, LeRoy, Pembroke and Stafford. Four of the new positive individuals are residents at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.
The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19, 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
The Health Departments are reporting that 26 of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.
Genesee also has 8 residents hospitalized due to Covid.
• 3-county data: Click here to see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The number of active cases in the three counties is down today with more recoveries than new cases. There were 268 active cases in the three counties on Wednesday. Today there are 256 with 131 in Genesee, 72 in Orleans and 53 in Wyoming.