Wyoming moves to ‘high’ rating

WARSAW — Community transmission rates are now classified as “high” for COVID-19 in Wyoming County, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

The county reported 41 active cases as of Thursday. That compares to 26 active cases one week before.

Over the past few months, Wyoming County’s community transmission rating had been lower than other counties in the GLOW and Finger Lakes regions. It now matches them.

The CDC recommends wearing of face masks for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals indoors and in public settings areas rated as “high.”

The community is strongly encouraged to promote behaviors that prevent spread and maintain healthy environments, such as cleaning high touch surfaces, ensuring clean ventilation systems, and allowing for social distancing, according to the CDC.

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

n Genesee County — From Tuesday to Thursday, Genesee County is reporting 27 new positive cases for a total of 5,723.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 90s. Sixteen of the 67 current active cases are hospitalized.

There are 13 new recoveries for a total of 5,062.

Genesee County reports a total of 125 deaths.

A total of 31,587 people, or 54.9 percent of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 29,161.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 4.6 percent.

n Orleans County — From Tuesday to Thursday, Orleans County is reporting 35 new cases for a total of 3,427 positive cases.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. Three of the 77 current active cases are hospitalized.

There are 17 new recoveries for a total of 2,954. Orleans County has 83 total deaths.

A total of 20,179 people, or 49.7 percent of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 18,657.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 6.3 percent.

n Wyoming County — Forty-one active cases were reported, with a total of 2,937 cases since the pandemic began, according to county data.

The number of recoveries is 2,842. There are 54 deaths.

A total of 19,724 people, or 49.2 percent of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 18,283.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 5.5 percent.

n Livingston County — As of Friday, Livingston County had 117 active cases, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

A total of 5,182 cases had been reported since the pandemic began, along with 5,017 recoveries.

A total of 34,901 people, or 55.2 percent of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Fridaay, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 32,810

A total of 63 percent of the county’s population of those at least 18 years old had been vaccinated.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 5.5 percent

(Includes reporting by Matt Surtel)

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