Orleans sees two new COVID-19 deaths

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

ALBION — Two new COVID-19 deaths have been reported since Saturday at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The deaths brought Orleans County’s total to 23 of which 22 have been at the nursing facility. In the meantime, the county reported 12 new cases on Saturday, none on Sunday, and one on Monday.

The newest positive case brings Orleans County’s total to 167. The person is a resident of Carlton in their 70s, and wasn’t in quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

Fifteen of the county’s total active cases are hospitalized.

Genesee County reported two new cases on Monday for a total of 172. They were from Batavia and Bergen, and were in their 20s and 50s. Neither were in quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.

One of the active cases is hospitalized.

In Genesee County, 49 of the positive cases are from the Buffalo Federal Detention Center while two are from the Batavia VA Medical Center. Neither has any deaths.

In Orleans, The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehab has 87 cases and 22 out of the county’s 23 deaths. Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing home has one case while Western NY DDSO has six.

To date, Genesee County has a total of 2,020 negative cases; 13 in the community who are mandatory isolation; 34 in the community under mandatory quarantine; four total deaths; and 104 in the community who has recovered. In Orleans, 1191 people total tested negative; 22 in the community are under mandatory isolation; 76 in the community are under mandatory quarantine; 23 total have died; and 51 in the community have recovered.

One new COVID-19 case was reported Monday in Wyoming County in the county’s southwest quadrant. That brings the total to 76, while recoveries have remained unchanged at 63.

The current statistics include:

n A total of 26 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 24 have recovered.

n Twenty-two cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. Twelve 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 have recovered.

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

The total of negative tests was 1,162. Other statistics on Monday included eight people in mandatory isolation; 15 in mandatory quarantine; none in precautionary quarantine.

The age breakdown included 17 people in their 20s; 15 people in their 40s; 13 people in their 60s; 10 people in their 50s; seven people each in their 30s and 70s; three people in their 80s; two people less than 20 years old; and two people in their 90s.

Wyoming County is also offering free community testing for eligible people starting today.

Health Mart Pharmacies are participating as community collection sites in partnership with eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide access to COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

Those interested can check to see if they’re eligible to take the test by visiting https://doineedacovid19test.com/ to answer a few simple questions. If found eligible, people can schedule an appointment and will receive a self-administered test when they arrive.

They will be emailed a link with the results in three to five days.

No new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday in Livingston County. The total number of positive cases remains at 108.

Of those cases, 87 are recovered, according to the Livingston County Department of Health. The total number of negative test results is 2,301.

The county is reminding residents that COVID-19 testing is available to any individual who:

n is a Phase 1 worker.

n has COVID-19 symptoms.

n has had contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19.

n is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine.

n is employed as a health care worker, nursing home worker or first responder.

n is an essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working .

To make an appointment at a local testing site, visit https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ or call 1 (888) 364-3065.

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