Orleans County wedding led to spread of Covid-19 | Local News
Wedding guests who were contacted were placed under mandatory quarantine or isolation, Pettit said. Others who attended were advised to watch for symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, through Oct. 31.
Those with symptoms were asked to contact their health care providers and isolate themselves until they get results from a Covid test.
Orleans County has seen a significant increase in coronavirus cases this month.
Orleans County reported 19 coronavirus cases on Monday, which was its second-highest daily total of the entire pandemic. Its previous high was 23 on May 22.
According to state data, the county’s seven-day average positive test rate, which experts consider a key metric in measuring the spread of the Covid-19, was 2.9% through Monday’s testing. The county’s seven-day average rate was 0.6% on Oct. 1 and 1.6% on Oct. 16.
Through Tuesday, Orleans County had reported 68 coronavirus cases in October, a total that is higher than the its three previous months combined (10 in July, 12 in August, 29 in September). A total of 47 cases have been reported by the county since Oct. 17, the date of the wedding.
The county has reported a total of 391 cases for the entire pandemic.