The Livingston County Department of Health reports three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as on Monday morning. The total number of positive cases the county has had is now at 115 cases, with 10 of those cases active.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus remains at 98.

The new cases include a girl younger than 10 years old who resides in North Dansville, a female in her 50s who resides in York, and a female in her 70s who resides in Avon.

The individuals and any associated household members are now in the county Department of Health quarantine process, said Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.

The county Department of Health has begun outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations, Rodriguez said.

These are the first lab-confirmed positive cases reported by the county health department in three days.

More than 3,100 Livingston County residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus, including 110 on Sunday. The results of the 3,105 tests, include 2,990 negative tests and 115 positive tests. The infection rate is at 3.7 percent.

On May 5, the infection rate was 6.7 percent and has been trending down, even as testing in Livingston County has increased, according to data from the county department of health.

COVID-19 testing is available to any individual who is a Phase 1 worker, has COVID-19 symptoms, has had contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19, is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine, is employed as a health care worker, nursing home worker or first responder; or is an essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working. Testing also includes those without a fever, but having other respiratory ailments, or those who are vulnerable due to underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 testing is available for Livingston County residents at curbside testing locations in Dansville and Geneseo. The tests are to confirm the presence of the COVID-19 virus and are not an antibody test, which is a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19.

To make an appointment at a local testing site, visit https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ or call 1-888-364-3065.

Individuals seeking a test may also call their primary care physician to get a requisition for a test. Individuals who do not have a healthcare provider, should call the Livingston County Department of Health at (585) 243-7270 to see if they meet the COVID-19 testing criteria.

Drive-thru testing is also available at Monroe Community College campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd., to serve the Greater Rochester region, including Livingston County. Testing at this location is by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or registering online at https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/.

County officials continue to remind residents to be vigilant and continue safe practices to protect themselves from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These precautions include practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, properly washing hands, cleaning surfaces regularly and staying at home if sick in order to fight the spread of COVID-19 and continue the region’s downward trends.

Confirmed cases in Livingston County have included 40 in Avon, including 18 at Avon Nursing Home; 12 each in Geneseo and in Mount Morris, nine in Caledonia, eight each in Nunda and North Dansville; seven in York, six in Lima; five in Livonia, four each in Conesus and Springwater.

The first case was reported March 19.

Six Livingston County towns have not reported a single lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, though health officials assume that all towns have the virus due to community spread. They are Groveland, Leicester, Ossian, Portage, Sparta and West Sparta.

The 98 recovered cases include 33 in Avon, including 13 residents at Avon Nursing Home; 11 in Geneseo, nine in Mount Morris, seven each in Caledonia, Nunda and North Dansville, six in York, five each in Livonia and Lima, and four each in Conesus and Springwater, according to the tracking map.

All cases reported in Conesus, Livonia, Nunda, and Springwater have recovered.

Active cases include three in Mount Morris, and single cases in Avon, Caledonia Geneseo, Lima, North Dansville, Nunda, and York according to the tracking map.

The county has reported seven deaths attributed to COVID-19. Six of those deaths have been residents of Avon, including five residents of Avon Nursing Home. The first death was in Caledonia.

The county’s COVID-19 tracking map may be viewed here.

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms.

If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, call the county Department of Health at (585) 243-7270.

For general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer, call 1-877-280-6775.

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