COVID-19 Daily Update, May 6, 2020

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May 6, 2020


New Cases

  • As of 2:00 p.m.
    • Genesee County received 3 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 157 positive cases
      • Two of the positive cases reside in Pembroke and one resides in Batavia.
      • One individual is in their 20’s and two of the individuals are in their 30’s.
      • Two of the newly positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.
      • 0 of the previous positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
      • 5 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized.
      • We have removed a ‘positive / recovered’ individual that was determined to be a false-positive result. Therefore, the total positive case number will be one less and has been adjusted in our data. No further information will be shared.
    • Orleans County received 4 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 109 positive cases
      • Two of the new positive cases reside in Ridgeway and one of the new positive cases resides in Shelby.
      • One positive case resides at The Villages of Orleans Health & Rehabilitation Center.
      • The newly positive cases has one individual in their 40’s, two individuals in their 50’s and one individual in their 80’s and older.
      • None of the community newly positive individuals were on quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic.
      • 8 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized.
      • We have also received word of another death of an individual who lived at The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual at this very sad time.

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.

  • New York State is seeking contact tracers. If you are interested in this position, click here to apply to be a part of the NYS Contact Tracing team. This is a moment of crisis and New York needs our help as soon as possible.  
  • Prepping for Re-opening Our Region: The Health Departments have developed a guide to use in developing business or organizations re-opening plans.   Please click here for a re-opening guidance and fact sheet in response to COVID-19 developed by the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. For further information on the NYS Plans, click here.
  • Swabbing and antibody testing is becoming increasingly available in the WNY region. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider and they will determine if testing is right for you. If the counties receive an increase in swabbing supplies and the protocol for testing is changed, we will notify the public. The Health Departments are not providing public swabbing due to lack of supplies. For more information on testing click here.
  • There is still no cure or vaccination available for COVID-19. Be alert to scams or home remedies. Contact your primary care provider if you have any symptoms and follow his/her instructions.

Mental Health

  • Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and having to socially distance yourself from someone you love can be difficult. Below are resources that can help you connect to a professional that can help you through these challenging times:
    • Care + Crisis Helpline is available 24/7 at 585-283-5200 or text ‘Talk’ to 741741
    • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling
  • Domestic Violence: For New Yorkers in need of help or assistance, they can text 844-997-2121 or can go to the new confidential online site to reach a professional at The new text program and confidential online service will make it easier for victims who are isolated with their abusers to get help. Both the text and online service are staffed 24/7 by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Staff who are experts in the area of domestic violence.


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