Active COVID-19 cases low across region

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the four-county GLOW region remained unchanged Wednesday, according to data from the county health departments.

Genesee and Orleans counties reported decreases in active cases, while Livingston and Wyoming County reported increases. In Genesee County, the number of cases declined by two, to 65, while Orleans County reported one fewer case, for 86. Livingston County, which has the most active cases in the region, added two cases to its count, bringing its total to 104. Wyoming County added one case for a total of 52, the fewest in the region.

Overall, the GLOW region health departments reported 43 new cases Wednesday. The health departments also recorded 48 new recoveries.

Here is a county-by-county look at the data:

Genesee County on Thursday reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 5,147 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March 2020.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 40s, 50s and 60s. The new cases include people in the county’s eastern, western and central regions.

New York state continues to report a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

The county reported 13 new recoveries for a total of 4,437 recoveries.

In Genesee County, 24,107 residents, or 41.9 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 19,508 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 65 active cases, five are hospitalized.

There have been 132,255 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 127,108 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 3.89 percent.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.5 percent.

Orleans County reported seven new positive cases for a total of 2,962 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 40s, and 50s. They include people in the county’s central and western regions.

The county reported 13 new recoveries for a total of 2,485.

In Orleans County, 14,685 residents, or 36.2 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 11,500 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 86 active cases in Orleans County, two are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has had 83 COVID-related deaths.

To date, there have been 72,290 total tests conducted for county residents, with 69,328 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.10 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 4.4 percent.

Wyoming County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,642 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Two are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; seven are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; one is from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and two are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Four of the new cases are under the age of 20, one is in their 20s, three in their 30s, two in their 40s, and two in their 50s.

As of Wednesday, the county had 52 active cases under mandatory isolation and 149 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 11 to 2,539.

In Wyoming County, 15,059 residents, or 37.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 12,340 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 51 by county health officials, identical to the state Department of Health report.

No new cases were reported at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. The overall total remained at 533 cases since the pandemic arrived locally.

To date, there have been 76,937 total tests conducted for county residents, with 74,295 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.43 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.3 percent.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 13 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, increasing its overall total to 4,430.

Livingston County also recorded 11 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,282.

There are 104 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an increase of two since Wednesday.

Of the current active cases, four are hospitalized, according to county health data. That represents an increase of one from the day before.

Active cases include 16 in Dansville (up one), 13 in Geneseo (up one), 12 each in Avon (down two) and Livonia (up one), 11 in Nunda (down one), nine in Lima (up one), seven in Caledonia (up one), five each in Dalton and Mount Morris, four in in Conesus (up two) and Piffard (down one), three in Hunt, and single cases in Linwood, Springwater and Wayland.

Livingston County is reporting 44 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State is reporting 58 deaths attributed to the virus.

Livingston County has administered 129,048 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 124,618 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.43 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 2.8 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported six active cases among its college community on Wednesday, an increase of one from Wednesday. A total of five students were in mandatory quarantine, with none in precautionary quarantine. Five students were isolating, including three off-campus and two on-campus.

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