Active COVID-19 cases tumble

The total number of positive cases of the COVID-19 virus grew by 41 across the four-county GLOW region on Wednesday, surpassing 250.

Health departments serving Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported an additional 25 recoveries on Wednesday, but the current total of active cases continued to increase.

There were 252 total active cases of the virus on Wednesday, with only Livingston County seeing a decrease in active cases.

The number represents the most active cases in a single day since Feb. 26 when the total was 286. Active cases were as high as 246 on March 1 before dropping below 200 on March 8. The number of total active cases has been rising since March 29, according to data from the county health departments.

The GLOW region’s total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 13,777 since March 2020, while the number of recoveries is at 12,541.

Here’s a county-by-county look at the region:

Genesee County on Wednesday reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,758 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March.

The new cases include people in their 20s, 30s, 50s, and 80s. They include people in the county’s central, western and eastern regions.

Two of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Genesee County Jail.

The county also reported four new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,155.

In Genesee County, 18,670 residents, or 32.5 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 11,369 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 87 active cases, nine are hospitalized.

New York state is reporting a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

There have been 116,844 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 112,086 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.07 percent.

Orleans County reported 10 new positive cases for a total of 2,622 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and 70s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western region. One of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The county reported five new recoveries for a total of 2,190.

In Orleans County, 10,356 residents, or 25.5 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,324 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 58 active cases in Orleans County, four are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

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

To date, there have been 63,061 total tests conducted for county residents, with 60,439 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.16 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 2,374 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Six are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; eight are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; none are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and three are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Five of the new cases are in their 20s, four are in their 30s, three in their 40s, one in their 50s, two in their 60s, one in their 70s, and one in their 80s.

There were no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 525 cases.

The cases at state correctional facilities are managed by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and are not included in the Wyoming County total.

As of Wednesday, the county had 50 active cases under mandatory isolation and 93 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by six, bringing the county’s total to 2,274.

In Wyoming County, 11,592 residents, or 28.9 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,954 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 50 by county health officials, identical to what the state Department of Health is reporting.

To date, there have been 68,529 total tests conducted for county residents, with 66,155 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.46 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported four new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, increasing its overall total to 4,023.

Livingston County also recorded 10 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,922.

There are 57 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of six from Wednesday.

There have been no hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data.

Active cases include 26 in Geneseo (down three), nine in Avon (up one), six in Dansville (down two), three each in Caledonia (down one) and Lima, two each in Livonia (down one), Mount Morris, Nunda and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County (up one); and single cases in a Honeoye Falls zip code in Livingston County (down one) and Leicester.

The county has reported 44 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has logged 58 deaths in Livingston County.

Livingston County has administered 114,408 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 110,385 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.52 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 28 active cases among its college community on Wednesday, down one from Tuesday.

Thirty-three students were in mandatory quarantine with none in precautionary quarantine.

Thirty students were isolating, including 25 off-campus and five on-campus.

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