Active cases decrease in three counties

BATAVIA — The number of active COVID-19 cases again increased Thursday in the GLOW region.

A total of 194 active cases were reported. That compared to 176 cases on Wednesday, but is still lower than Monday, when Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported a total of 203 active cases.

In the meantime, 43 new cases were reported Thursday in the GLOW region, along with 26 recoveries. No new deaths were reported

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

Genesee County on Thursday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,480 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March.

The new cases include people under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

The county also reported 11 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,940.

Of the 59 active cases, three are hospitalized.

New York state is reporting a total of 120 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

There have been 107,275 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 102,794 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.16 percent.

Orleans County reported 11 new positive cases for a total of 2,498 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s and 80s. They include people in the county’s eastern, central and western regions.

The county reported one new recovery for a total of 2,100.

Among the 42 active cases in Orleans County, three are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has 82 deaths.

To date, there have been 57,607 total tests conducted for county residents, with 55,109 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.34 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,242 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

There were no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 509 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 Thursday, the county had 32 active cases under mandatory isolation, 107 people in mandatory quarantine, and 21 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. In Wyoming County, 7,924 residents have received at least one vaccine dose.

The number of recoveries increased by eight, bringing the county’s total to 2,161.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 49 by county health officials. That is same number the state Department of Health is reporting.

To date, there have been 63,633 total tests conducted for county residents, with 61,391 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.52 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,841.

There are 61 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an increase of six since Tuesday.

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

Livingston County also recorded six new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,736.

Active cases include 21 in Geneseo; eight in Mount Morris (up six); seven each in Caledonia (down two) and Hemlock; four in Livonia (up one); two each in Avon (up one), Conesus (down one), Dansville (down one), Lima (up one) and Nunda (up one); and one each in Groveland, Dalton, Lakeville and Leicester.

The county has reported 44 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has tallied 57 deaths in Livingston County.

Livingston County has administered 106,419 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 102,578 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.61 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 22 active cases among its college community on Thursday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents a decrease of three compared to Wednesday.

A total of 68 people were in mandatory quarantine with 21 in precautionary quarantine. Fifteen people were isolating off-campus, while 10 were isolating on-campus, according to SUNY’s COVID-19 tracker.

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