Active COVID-19 cases tumble

WARSAW — One new COVID-19 related death was reported Thursday in Wyoming County.

The death came as the number of active cases in the GLOW region decreased to 210. That compares to 223 active cases on Wednesday.

A total of 33 new cases and 44 recoveries were also reported, as the number of active cases at SUNY Geneseo also continued to rise.

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

Genesee County on Thursday reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,661 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, 60s, 70s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

The county also reported 21 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,098.

In Genesee County, 16,880 residents, or 29.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 9,689 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 65 active cases, seven are hospitalized.

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

There have been 114,348 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 109,687 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.08 percent.

Orleans County reported eight new positive cases for a total of 2,573 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. They include people in the county’s eastern, central and western region. One of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Two of the new positive individuals are inmates at Albion Correctional Facility.

The county reported no new recoveries for a total of 2,158.

In Orleans County, 9,930 residents, or 23.1 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 5,430 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 49 active cases in Orleans County, five are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

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

To date, there have been 61,505 total tests conducted for county residents, with 58,932 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.18 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,322 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; four 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.

Two of the new cases are less than 20 years old, two are in their 20s, two are in their 40s, on 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 514 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 37 active cases under mandatory isolation, 79 people in mandatory quarantine, and three in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

The number of recoveries increased by five, bringing the county’s total to 2,235.

In Wyoming County, 10,558 residents, or 26.3 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,281 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 67,056 total tests conducted for county residents, with 64,734 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.46 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported six new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,962.

There are 59 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an decrease of 12 from Wednesday.

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

Livingston County also recorded 18 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,859.

Active cases include 27 in Geneseo (down four); 10 in Dansville (down one); four in Avon; three each in Lima and Mount Morris (down two); two each in Caledonia (down one), Livonia (down one) and Piffard (down one); and single cases in Groveland (down one), Hemlock, Leicester (down two), Springwater (new), a Honeoye Falls zip code in Livingston County (new), 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.

Livingston County has administered 112,356 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 108,394 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.53 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 44 active cases among its college community on Thursday, an increase of 11 from Wednesday.

A total of 75 people were in mandatory quarantine and 43 in precautionary quarantine. Forty-four people were in isolation, including 35 off campus and nine on campus, according to SUNY’s COVID-19 tracker.

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