3 new COVID-19 cases, no new recoveries in GLOW region

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The four-county GLOW region is nearing 800 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 after Genesee and Orleans counties reported new cases on Thursday.

Livingston and Wyoming counties did not report any new cases, and none of the counties reported recoveries on Thursday – the second straight day with no increase in recoveries.

Since the pandemic arrived in the region in March, there have been 797 total cases of COVID-19 in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Those counties have reported a total of 553 recoveries and 73 total deaths.

Genesee-Orleans counties

Genesee County had two new cases and Orleans County one new case, according to the Genesee and Orleans Health Departments.

The Genesee County cases were in Batavia and Le Roy. One of the individuals is in their 40s, the other is in their 50s. Neither individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee County has had 255 total cases. Of the active cases, one individual is hospitalized and three new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

In Genesee County, there are nine people in mandatory isolation, 80 in mandatory community quarantine and 153 in precautionary community quarantine.

The county reports that 187 people have recovered from the virus. The county has had five deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Genesee County has conducted 15,212 tests, with 14,957 negative results, representing an infection rate among those tested of 1.7%.

Orleans County reported one new positive case, bringing its total to 275 cases.

The new positive case is a resident of Gaines in their 40s. The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

One individual is hospital, and one new individual is on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

In Orleans County, there are two people in mandatory isolation, 25 in mandatory community quarantine, and 49 in precautionary quarantine. Orleans County has reported 120 recoveries and 55 deaths.

Orleans County has conducted 7,820 tests, with 7,545 negative tests. The infection rate among those tested is 3.5%.

Wyoming County

Wyoming County’s COVID-19 cases remained unchanged Thursday. The county has had 106 total cases, according to the Wyoming County Health Department, with the number of recoveries remaining at 97. The county has had five COVID-19-related deaths.

Four people are under mandatory isolation, with 19 in mandatory quarantine and 86 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. The number in mandatory quarantine declined by two and precautionary quarantine decreased by five.

The county’s current statistics include:

A total of 34 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 33 have recovered.

Thirty-four cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. Twenty-eight of those have recovered and five have died.

Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southeast quadrant that includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike. Eighteen have recovered.

Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. Eighteen have recovered.

The age breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases included 20 people in their 20s; 19 people each in their 40s, 50s and 60s; 11 people in their 30s; 10 people in their 70s; three people each in their 80s and 90s; and two people younger than 20 years old.

The county has conducted 9,141 total tests. The results include 9,035 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.2%.

Livingston County

There were no new cases reported in Livingston County, which remains at 161 total cases. There are four active cases – two in Hemlock and single cases in Piffard and Lakeville.

Livingston County has reported 149 total recoveries and eight deaths.

More than 13,900 tests have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The results of the 13,906 tests include 13,754 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.2%.

Livingston County has also conducted 1,085 antibody tests, which have resulted in 48 positive tests – a rate of 4.4%.

The antibody test is a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19.

The antibody positives represent those individuals who have had an antibody test and were shown to have exposure to the virus, but did not end up getting symptoms of the virus. A positive antibody test is not considered a positive COVID-19 test, and may instead be indicative of immunity to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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