Active cases decrease in three counties

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the GLOW region is approaching 200 as the total number of positive virus cases in the four counties increased by 23 on Thursday.

Health departments serving Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported a total of 199 active cases on Thursday, compared to 176 on Wednesday.

No deaths were reported in the region by county health officials, though the New York State Department of Health reported one new fatality in Livingston County related to the virus.

The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the four counties is 310, according to state fatality data.

The four GLOW counties added a total of 44 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, compared to 18 recoveries.

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

Genesee County on Thursday reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,584 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 70s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

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

The county also reported 10 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,017.

In Genesee County, 14,481 residents, or 25.2 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 7,897 residents have completed the vaccine series.

Of the 73 active cases, two are hospitalized.

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

There have been 110,941 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 106.357 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.13 percent.

Orleans County reported seven new positive cases for a total of 2,530 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. They include people in the county’s eastern and central region. Three of the new positive individuals were under quarantine prior to testing positive.

One of the new positive individuals is an inmate at Albion Correctional Facility.

The county reported two new recoveries for a total of 2,135.

In Orleans County, 8,191 residents, or 20.2 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 3,920 residents have completed the vaccine series.

Among the 36 active cases in Orleans County, zero are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

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

To date, there have been 59,470 total tests conducted for county residents, with 56,940 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.25 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,282 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; two 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 one is from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

One of the new cases are in their 20s, two in their 30s, two are in their 50s, and one in their 60s.

There were no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 513 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 30 active cases under mandatory isolation, 103 people in mandatory quarantine, and four in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. In Wyoming County, 9,446 residents or 23.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 4,900 residents have completed the vaccine series.

The number of recoveries increased by two, bringing the county’s total to 2,203.

In Wyoming County, 9,446 residents, or 23.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 4,900 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

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 65,522 total tests conducted for county residents, with 63,240 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.48 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,901.

There are 60 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an increase of three since Wednesday.

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

Livingston County also recorded four new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,793.

Active cases include 25 in Geneseo (up four), eight in Mount Morris, five each in Dansville and Livonia (up one), three each in Avon, Lima (up one), and Piffard; two each in Caledonia (down one) and Hemlock (down one), and one each in Leicester, Groveland, Conesus and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County.

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, an increase of one from Thursday.

Livingston County has administered 109,095 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 105,194 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.58 percent.

In Livingston County, 16,517 residents, or 26.1 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 9,072 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

SUNY Geneseo reported 28 active cases among its college community on Thursday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents an increase of five from Wednesday.

A total of 103 people were in quarantine, including 56 people in mandatory quarantine and 47 in precautionary quarantine. Twenty-eight people were in isolation, including 22 off campus and six on campus, according to SUNY’s COVID-19 tracker.

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