Three new cases in Genesee and Orleans

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round magenta objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Credit: NIAID-RML

MEDINA — Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday in Genesee and Orleans counties.

Orleans county reported four new cases, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. Three are residents at Orchard Rehabilitation Center while the fourth is described as a community resident.

That brings the county’s total to 225 people who have tested positive so far.

Two community members from Genesee County have also tested positive. The county has now had 188 coronavirus cases.

Officials did not give further information, while advising people to stay vigilant against the virus.

“Now that we are in Phase 2 we ask residents to continue social distancing, mask wearing, and proper hygiene even in the company of whom we trust the most — family, friends, and co-workers, the officials said. “We also ask residents to be respectful of the business owners and wear masks while you are in their establishment.

“If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, call the business and ask for curbside delivery,” they continued. “We can all show people that we care and respect them by continuing these practices to keep everyone safe.”

No new COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday for the fourth consecutive day in Livingston County.

The total has remained at 116 cases, of which 102 have recovered and seven are active, according to the county’s Department of Health.

Livingston County has had a total of 3,557 negative test results.

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