Genesee County had no active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday after two cases were reported as recovered by the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.
This is the first time since March that the county has not had an active case.
Still, the virus cases continue to increase along with the recoveries and the counties continue to have people in various stages of quarantine.
There were three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Wednesday in the four-county GLOW region – with all of the new cases in Livingston County.
Livingston County has seen an uptick in cases this week, with 13 active cases as of Wednesday. That is the county’s most active cases in nearly two months and more than Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties combined.
The region reported three new recoveries on Wednesday, according to data from the counties’ health departments
Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County reported no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, keeping its overall total to 289 since the pandemic began, according to the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.
Twenty new individuals have been placed on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
Two recoveries were reported, resulting in no active cases and increasing the total number of community recoveries to 230.
There are no active community cases under mandatory isolation, with 31 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 123 people under precautionary community quarantine. There have been five total deaths attributed to COVID-19.
To date, there have been 26,148 total tests, including 25,859 which were negative. The infection rate among those tested is 1.12 percent.
Orleans County reported no new COVID-19 cases, keeping its overall total at 305, officials said.
There are seven new people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
One recovery was reported, bringing the total up to 139.
There are four active community cases under mandatory isolation, with 48 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 63 people under precautionary community quarantine. Orleans County has had 55 total deaths.
To date, there have been 13,827 total tests, with 13,522 of them negative for an infection rate of 2.21 percent among those tested.
Wyoming County reported no new COVID-19 case as of Wednesday, keeping its overall total to 123 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.
As of Wednesday, the county had three active cases under mandatory isolation. Eleven people were in mandatory quarantine, with 40 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.
The county has had 115 recoveries — no new ones reported since Sept. 8 — and five total deaths.
A total of 15,868 tests have been conducted, with 15,745 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 0.78 percent.
The recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Livingston County is being driven by new cases at SUNY Geneseo, where there are seven active cases, according to the county department of public health and SUNY Geneseo’s COVID-19 tracking web page.
The college cases represent more than half of Livingston County’s 13 active cases – it’s greatest number of active cases since July 19.
“We have identified those who are close contacts and are testing those exposures as well,” said Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.
There are seven active cases in Geneseo, two each in Dansville and Mount Morris and single cases in Avon and Livonia, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.
The new cases include two in Geneseo and one in Avon.
Livingston County has had a total of 206 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region, including 11 just this week and 22 since Sept. 1.
“We continue to stress vigilance in social distancing strategies and for those in quarantine to adhere to their isolation,” Rodriguez said.
SUNY Geneseo, which reports data separately from Livingston County, said Wednesday it had seven active cases with seven students in isolation. An additional nine students were in quarantine.
A person is placed in isolation because they have tested positive for COVID-19. An individual in quarantine may have had close contact with a positive individual and is in quarantine to keep away from others until a positive or negative for COVID-19 determination can be made.
SUNY Geneseo updates a COVID-19 dashboard every business day on its website, geneseo.edu.
The county department of health previously advised that data on its COVID-19 tracking map may not match data from local colleges and universities as the county reports a positive case based on where a student is residing. If the student returns home to isolate outside of Livingston County, it is counted as a positive case in that county. If the student remains in Livingston County, it is counted as a case in Livingston County.
The county has had 185 recoveries - none reported Wednesday. The county has also had eight deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Livingston County is reporting
Nearly 22,800 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The 22,786 tests have returned 22,580 negative results, representing an infection rate among those tested of about 0.90 percent.