The Livingston County Department of Health reports three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of this morning, which brings the total number of positive cases to 112.

Of these cases, 94 have recovered, according to the county Department of Health data tracking map.

There are 11 active cases in Livingston County.

The latest cases include two Avon residents, a female in her 40s and a male younger than 10 years old, and a male in his 30s who resides in Nunda.

The new positive cases and any associated household members are now in the county Department of Health quarantine process, according to Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.

Outreach has begun to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations, Rodriguez said.

Nearly 2,700 Livingston County residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus. The results of 2,687 tests, include 2,575 negative tests and 112 positive tests, an infection rate of 4.2 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.

While the number of cases continues to increase with the increase in testing, the infection rate has been decreasing.

Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle said it is hard to specifically attribute a reason for the data, but contributing factors likely include “physical distancing, constant promotion of health and hygiene, and the economy and social activity still effectively on pause.”

With a holiday weekend ahead along with sunny, dry days, county officials continue to remind residents to be vigilant and take precautions that 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.

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/.

Coyle said testing capacity is sufficient within Livingston County with URMC Noyes Health curbside testing, the county’s proximity to the MCC test site and testing available through health care providers.

Confirmed cases in Livingston County have included 39 in Avon, including 18 at Avon Nursing Home; 12 each in Geneseo and in Mount Morris, nine in Caledonia, eight in Nunda, seven in North Dansville; six each in Lima and York; 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 case of COVID-19. They are Groveland, Leicester, Ossian, Portage, Sparta and West Sparta.

Coyle cautioned that the reported cases are just lab-confirmed positives. “The assumption is that all towns have the virus in their respective areas via community spread,” he said.

There have been 94 recovered cases. The recovered cases include 32 in Avon, including 12 residents at Avon Nursing Home; 11 in Geneseo, nine in Mount Morris, seven in Nunda, six each in Caledonia, North Dansville and York, five each in Livonia and Lima, four in Conesus, and three in Springwater.

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

Active cases include three in Mount Morris, two in Caledonia, and single cases in Avon, Geneseo, Lima, North Dansville, Nunda and Springwater.

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 updates its COVID-19 tracking map daily. To view it, click 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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