Morning News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 27, 2020
It has been a deadly three days at the Villages of Orleans Nursing home in Albion.
Officials report six residents of the nursing home have died from COVID-19 related illness since Friday.
There was good news on the number of individuals testing positive for the virus. In Genesee County there were no new cases on Sunday, one on Saturday.
Governor Cuomo is revealing more details on how the state will be reopened in the coming weeks. The governor said things will be done one phase at a time. Under his plan, manufacturing and construction would be allowed to resume first in low-risk environments.
Before being allowed to resume operations, all companies will have to submit a plan to the state revealing how they’ll protect the health of customers.
No businesses will reopen until at least mid-May.
A motorcycle and bicycle crash at the intersection of Wortendyke Rad and Route 5 in the Town of Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies say a 17-year-old Batavia girl was crossing Route 5 from Wortendyke Road while riding her bicycle.
At the same time, a motorcycle, operated by 27-year-old Joshua Fulmer of Batavia, was eastbound on Route 5 and struck the bicycle.
Both were seriously injured and taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight. The name of the 17 year old was not released.
Effective today, United Memorial Medical Center will resume outpatient lab services at the Jerome Center. The outpatient lab had been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Labs in the Batavia City Centre, LeRoy and Pembroke remain closed.
Another popular summer event cancelled due to COVID-10.
Officials of the two day Oatka Festival in LeRoy have cancelled this summer’s event.
The price of gasoline down again. Triple A says the average price of a gallon of regular in Western New York is $2.19 – 16-cents less than a month ago. The average price nationally is $1.77.