COVID-19 Daily Briefing, May 1, 2020
Written by Dan Fischer on May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020
STAY HOME; WASH HANDS; SOCIAL DISTANCING; WEAR A FACE COVERING
· As of 2:00 p.m.
o Genesee County received 1 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 150 positive cases
§ The positive case resides in Batavia.
§ The positive case is in their 70’s.
§ The newly positive individual was not on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.
§ 3 of the previous positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
§ 4 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized.
o Orleans County received 1 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 96 positive cases
§ The positive case resides in Albion.
§ The positive case is in their 30’s.
§ The individual had been on mandatory quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.
§ 5 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized.
o Orleans County has lost two more residents to COVID-19. They were both residents at The Village of Orleans Health & Rehab facility. Both were over 65. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of these individuals during this very difficult time.
· Please take a moment of silence to remember all we have lost in our counties, our state, our nation and around the world. These people are our parents, our grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors and co-workers. They have each been important to us and they have had an impact on all they have had contact with.
Click here to view the Genesee and Orleans County online map of confirmed cases
The facility breakdown is only showing those facilities from where we received a postive swab for COVID-19. Facilities will be added when and if there is a positive case of COVID-19. If a regulated facility from either of our counties is not listed, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 as of the release of this briefing. The local health departments do not have oversight with many regulated facilities, which may include nursing homes, correctional facilities, hospitals, etc.
· In order to show community spread of the active cases, we have broken out the facilities and all active cases (mandatory isolation, mandatory quarantine and precautionary quarantine and recovery) will only be community cases. We will continue to include all confirmed cases, total tests administered, total negative results, ages and deaths cumulatively for both community and facilities. We found that because we are not the agency that follows non-county regulatory facilities we couldn’t report recoveries. We expect this will give a clearer picture of what is happening in Genesee and Orleans Counties.
o We are having conversations with our local facilities as appropriate to provide guidance and personal protective equipment (PPE) as it is available, but we are limited in what we can do because they are state or federal facilities and not under local oversight. If you have questions or concerns about a specific facility we encourage you to talk directly with the facility and the appropriate oversight agency.
· The NYS Health Department will partner with the State’s Attorney General to investigate nursing home violations. A hotline or online form can be submitted where residents, families, or members of the public can share complaints about nursing homes that have not provided required communications with families about COVID-19 diagnoses or fatalities, nursing home abuse, and neglect including failure to follow rules to keep residents safe. The hotline number is 833-249-8499 or click the link for the online form: https://ag.ny.gov/nursinghomes