There were two more deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus reported at Orchard Manor on Wednesday.

Orleans County also had two new cases, both of which were at Orchard Manor, bringing the county’s total to 238. The new cases were in their 60’s and 80’s. Out of the total active cases, 18 are hospitalized.

The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation in Albion has had 89 cases and 27 deaths, while Orchard Manor has had 48 cases and 12 deaths.

To date, in Orleans County, a total of 2,479 have tested negative, with 17 in the community currently under mandatory isolation; 45 in the community under mandatory quarantine; 40 total deaths; and 78 community recoveries.

Genesee County had one new case, bringing its total up to 191. The new positive is a Batavia resident in their 40’s who wasn’t in mandatory quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. There is no cases currently hospitalized in Genesee County.

To date, Genesee County has had 3,954 negative cases, with nine in the community currently under mandatory isolation; 38 in the community under mandatory quarantine; five total deaths; and 126 community recoveries.

In Wyoming County, there are no new cases as of Wednesday, keeping the county total at 82.

Wyoming County’s current statistics include:

n A total of 28 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 27 have recovered.

n Twenty-four cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. Nineteen of those have recovered and five have died.

n Fifteen cases have been confirmed in the southeast quadrant that includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike. All 15 are recovered.

n Fifteen cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. Thirteen have recovered.

The total of negative tests was 1,766 as of Tuesday. Other statistics on Wednesday included three people in mandatory isolation, 10 in mandatory quarantine, and none in precautionary quarantine.

The age breakdown included 17 people in their 20s; 15 people each in their 40s and 60s; 13 people in their 50s; eight people in their 70s; seven people in their 30s; three people in their 80s; two people less than 20 years old; and two people in their 90s.

In Livingston County, case data remained unchanged with 118 total cases and two active cases. There have been 109 recoveries and seven total deaths.

Nearly 4,400 Livingston County residents have been tests for the COVID-19 virus. The results of the 4,393 tests, include 4,275 negative tests and 118 positive tests, making for an infection rate among those tested of 2.7 percent. The infection rate among those tested was 6.7 percent on May 5, according to data from the county department of health.

Elsewhere in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Erie County is eligible to resume elective surgeries and ambulatory care. The governor had previously announced that the state will allow elective outpatient treatments to resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge in the near term. A total of 52 counties can now resume elective surgeries (four counties do not have hospitals).

“COVID-19 is still a real threat and we’re still battling it. ... it is still in people and in society,” Cuomo said. “But thanks to the people of New York and the nurses, doctors and essential workers, today we have the lowest number of hospitalizations ever and we have the lowest death toll ever. We are continuously evaluating activities that can be safely reopened, and today we are adding outdoor seating at restaurants to phase two.”

Cuomo said there had been 1,045 additional cases of novel coronavirus in the state. The statewide total is now 374,085 confirmed cases.

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