Livingston County has reported no new positive cases of the COVID-19 virus for a second consecutive day.

The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 remains at 112. The number of residents who has recovered from the virus is up to 98.

There are seven active cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County.

As of Saturday morning, there had been more than 2,800 tests of Livingston County residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The results of the 2,825 tests include 2,713 negative tests and 112 positive tests for an infection rate of 4 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.

County officials said contributing factors to the declining infection rate likely include ongoing physical distancing, constant promotion of health and hygiene, and the economy and social activity still effectively on pause.

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/.

With a holiday weekend ahead along with sunny, dry days, 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 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 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.

There have been 98 recovered cases as of Saturday morning, according to the county Department of Health.

The two most recent recovered cases had not yet been updated Saturday morning on the county’s COVID-19 data tracking map.

The recovered cases, as of Friday, include 32 in Avon, including 12 residents at Avon Nursing Home; 11 in Geneseo, nine in Mount Morris, seven each in Nunda and North Dansville, six each in Caledonia and 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, North Dansville, Nunda, and York have recovered.

Active cases, as of Friday, included three in Mount Morris, two in Caledonia, and single cases in Avon, Geneseo, Lima, North Dansville, Nunda and Springwater, 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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