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Written by on May 4, 2020

Another resident of the Village of Orleans has died from coronavirus related disease.
This latest death reported over the weekend brings to 14 the total number of people to die at that nursing home since the pandemic began.
The nursing home has a 120 bed capacity.
On Friday, both the Orleans County Legislature and State Assembly Steve Hawley called for a full and complete investigation by the State Department of Health.

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Genesee County over the weekend. There were two new cases of the virus reported in Orleans County, both were residents of the Villages of Orleans in Albion.

An apparent accidental drowning in the town of Darien.
Police say a 77 year old man was found Saturday afternoon in a pond on his property along Broadway Road. The man’s daughter found him partially submerged in the pond. He could not be revived. The man’s name has not been released.

New York State is teaming up with several other states to buy much-needed medical supplies.
Governor Cuomo says the goal of the partnership is to keep states from bidding against each other for things like personal protective equipment, tests and ventilators. The items will be distributed to health care facilities and first responders in case a second coronavirus wave arrives.

Although there is no Wegmans Supermarket in Genesee County, many from here travel some distance to shop there.
The supermarket chain is limiting sales of its Family Pack 80 percent ground beef and Family Pack Boneless Chicken Breast.
Wegmans says those items will be restricted to two purchases per customer because of concerns over a possible meat shortage due to coronavirus.

Western New Yorkers are continuing to pay less when they fill up at the pump.
According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is $2.20. That’s down four cents from last week and is 14 cents cheaper than this time a month ago.
Gas reports the lowest price in Genesee County is at The Rez in Basom: at $1.50 per gallon.

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