With declining local Covid cases, no more regular updates from Health Department

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 June 2021 at 4:48 pm

Press releases will go out on as needed basis; Health Department website will continue to track data

Today will be the last regularly scheduled update from the Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments on Covid data due to declining caseloads. There are currently 11 active cases in the two counties, with 3 in Orleans and 8 in Genesee.

The Health Departments have been issuing news releases on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, which was down from Monday through Friday updates. Earlier in the pandemic there were updates every day, including Saturdays and Sunday.

Since Tuesday, there are 9 new cases in the two counties with 7 in Genesee and 2 in Orleans.

In Orleans the 2 new cases bring the total since March 2020 to 3,094. The 2 new cases are individuals in their 40s and 70s.

Orleans currently doesn’t have anyone hospitalized due to Covid.

The county is also reporting 2 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10-day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.

In Genesee County the 7 new positive cases bring the total to 5,333 positive cases since March 2020.

The individuals are in their 20s, 40s, 60s and 70s. There is one Genesee resident currently hospitalized due to Covid.

Genesee also is reporting 7 more of the previous positive individuals have completed their 10- day isolation and been removed from mandatory isolation.

Strating on Monday the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will track Covid-19 data on the “Emerging Issues Page” of the GO Health website every Monday and Thursday, with the exception of holidays. Press releases will be distributed and Zoom briefings will be scheduled on an as needed basis.

The Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County Health Departments Covid-19 Case and Vaccination map will continue to be updated Monday through Friday.