Active COVID-19 cases tumble

BATAVIA — Active COVID-19 cases again increased above 200 on Friday in the GLOW region.

A total of 57 new cases were reported Friday, along with 42 recoveries.

The number of active cases increased to 206. That compared to 194 active cases on Thursday and 176 active cases on Wednesday.

In the meantime, the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub just launched a Finger Lakes Vaccine Finder to help those seeking vaccination. Find it at flvaccinehub.org/getting-your-vaccine/-vaccine-finder.

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

Genesee County on Friday reported 36 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,516 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, 60s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

Two of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center.

The county also reported nine new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,949.

In Genesee County, 13,222 residents, or 23.0 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 7,202 residents have completed the vaccine series.

Of the 83 active cases, one is hospitalized.

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

There have been 107,744 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 103,228 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.19 percent.

Orleans County reported six new positive cases for a total of 2,504 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 eastern, central and western regions. One of the new positive individuals was under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The county reported seven new recoveries for a total of 2,107.

In Orleans County, 7,587 residents, or 18.7 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 3,623 residents have completed the vaccine series.

Among the 41 active cases in Orleans County, three are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has had 82 COVID-related deaths.

To date, there have been 57,855 total tests conducted for county residents, with 55,351 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.33 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 2,248 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Three are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; one is 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 one is from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Two of the new cases are under the age of 20, one in his or her 20s, one in his or her 30s, one in his or her 40s, and one in his or her 60s.

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 Friday, the county had 26 active cases under mandatory isolation, 111 people in mandatory quarantine, and 14 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. In Wyoming County, 8,596 residents or 21.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 4,423 residents have completed the vaccine series.

The number of recoveries increased by 12, bringing the county’s total to 2,173.

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 63,854 total tests conducted for county residents, with 61,606 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.52 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing its overall total to 3,850.

There are 56 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an decrease of five since Thursday.

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

Livingston County also recorded 14 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,750.

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

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

Livingston County has administered 106,764 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 102,914 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 Friday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents no change compared to Thursday.

A total of 63 people were in mandatory quarantine with 22 in precautionary quarantine. Fourteen people were isolating off-campus, while eight were isolating on-campus, according to SUNY’s COVID-19 tracker.

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