COVID-19 Daily UPDATE: April 18, 2020
Written by Dan Fischer on April 18, 2020
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have received 35 more COVID-19 cases. Orleans has 5 new cases and Genesee has 30. Contact tracing has been initiated.
Of the total new positive cases for Genesee County, 29 non-community spread cases were confirmed at the Batavia ICE Facility. The individuals are detainees and all precautions are being followed to further protect other detainees and staff.
Contact tracing has been initiated and all who have had direct contact with the individuals will be notified by Health Department staff.
“We are also saddened to report a second death related to COVID-19 has occurred in Orleans County,” stated Lynne Johnson, Orleans County Legislative Chairwoman. “Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual. Our prayers are with the grieving family. These are our neighbors who are passing away.”
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 encourage everyone to continue social distancing and staying home. If you need to go out, for essential needs, only one person should be running those errands so as not to risk further exposure. Face coverings are also to be worn when out in public. This is not a time for gatherings, play dates or date night. The life you save may be you or a loved one.