COVID cases rise slightly in region

BATAVIA — New COVID-19 cases and recoveries both increased over the past weekend in the GLOW region.

A total of 12 new recoveries was reported since Friday. But the region also experienced 10 new cases while new quarantines also occurred.

Genesee County

Genesee County reported five new cases over the weekend for a total of 261 since the pandemic began, according to the Genesee and Orleans Health Department.

The new cases are from Batavia, Elba and Pembroke. The ages were in the 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

None were in mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One active case is hospitalized and 33 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

To date, Genesee County has 15,617 negative tests. There are six active community cases under mandatory isolation, with 51 community cases under mandatory quarantine; 158 community cases under precautionary quarantine; five total deaths; and 196 community recoveries.

The county has conducted 15,878 tests so far, with an infection rate of 1.6% among those tested.

Orleans County

Orleans County reported one new active case for an overall total of 277. The new case is a resident of Yates in their 50s who wasn’t under mandatory quarantine before testing positive.

One active case is hospitalized and 27 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

To date there have been 7,923 negative tests in Orleans County. There are four active community cases under mandatory isolation, with 26 community cases under mandatory quarantine; 66 community cases under precautionary quarantine; 55 total deaths and 120 community recoveries.

The county has conducted 8,200 tests so far, with an infection rate of 3.38% among those tested.

Wyoming County

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Wyoming County.

The new cases was reported in the county’s northwest and southwest quadrants. They involved a person less than 20 years old and a person in their 50s.

The county has had 109 overall cases, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. The number of recoveries has increased to 102.

Two active cases are under mandatory isolation, with 18 in mandatory quarantine and 89 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. The county has had five deaths.

The county’s current statistics include:

n A total of 35 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 34 have recovered.

n Thirty-five cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry, Warsaw. Twenty-nine of those have recovered and five have died.

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

n Twenty cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. All have recovered.

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

A total of 9,767 tests have been conducted, with 9,658 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 1.1%.

Livingston County

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported Monday two additional people had recovered from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the county’s total to 153 people.

The department did also report two additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 164 cases.

The county had three active cases on Monday — two in Linwood and one in Piffard, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.

A total of 14,699 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County resident. Results include 14,535 negative tests, for an infection rate among those tested of 1.1%.

Livingston County has also conducted 1,108 antibody tests, which have resulted in 48 positive tests — a rate of 4.3%.

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.

Includes reporting by Matt Surtel.

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