Orleans County Counts 12 New Cases of COVID-19

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have received 14 more COVID-19 cases. Orleans has 12 new cases (bringing the total to 166) and Genesee has 2 (bringing the total to 171).

“Contact tracing has been initiated and all who have had direct contact with the individuals will be notified by Health Department staff. Nine of the Orleans County individuals are residents of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center and three are community members. Genesee County’s two individuals who tested positive are community members.

“The health department was made aware that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) did swab all residents and employees of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Any questions regarding specific issues should be addressed to The Villages or NYSDOH.

“We have also received word of the death of an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was a resident of The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center (now for a total of 21 nursing home deaths related to COVID-19). Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this individual during this very sad and difficult time.

“There is currently no further information to release on ages and location. Mapping to include the positive cases from the weekend will be updated on Monday afternoon.

“We want to remind everyone that this is not the time to be complacent as we start Phase 1 of NY Forward. We ask you to continue social distancing, mask wearing, and proper hygiene even in the company whom we trust the most- like family, friends, and co-workers. We can all show people that we care and respect them by continuing these practices to keep everyone safe.

“As the weather warms up, we understand it’ll be hard to stay away from family and friends, but we still have a ways to go before we can get back to normal.”