Friday, August 20, 2021

Special Report from The Batavia Daily News:
Genesee and Orleans counties at high Covid19 transmission levels, CDC says

Genesee and Orleans counties are both at a high level of community transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker ( covid-data-tracker/-county-view), stated Paul Pettit, director of the Genesee and Orleans County Health departments (GO Health).

“Genesee and Orleans counties are currently at 99 active cases. We are also reporting 11 hospitalizations between the two counties, with eight in Genesee and three in Orleans,” he said. “All of these hospitalizations are community members across the age spectrum and not nursing home residents. The majority are unvaccinated.”

Pettit said the health departments encourage everyone to follow the public health prevention precautions, including staying 6 feet away from others and avoid close contact with people who are sick, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

“It is important for those who are not currently vaccinated to talk with their primary care provider to determine whether getting vaccinated is right for them. The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 or health complications from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. The vaccine is proven to be safe and effective,” stated Pettit.

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