10 COVID-related deaths reported in GLOW region

BATAVIA — A total of 58 new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties and a health alert was issued for a Batavia bar.

The health alert involved a positive COVID-19 case at Kelly’s Holland Inn on Evans Street, according to the Genesee County Health Department. Contact tracing is in progress but people who were at the establishment between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Nov. 17 to 20 are advised to monitor their symptoms for 14 days.

People with COVID-19 may experience any of a range of symptoms. The symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

Genesee County continues to have the fifth highest seven day rolling average of positives in New York state, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. Wyoming County’s average increased to the state’s sixth-highest.

Genesee County’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 5.3 percent as of Wednesday, unchanged since the day before. Wyoming County’s average was 5.2 percent, compared to 3.6 percent on Tuesday.

Orleans County’s seven-day rolling average was 3.2 percent, compared to 3.9 percent on Tuesday. Livingston County’s average remained at 1.5 percent.

Only Cattaraugus, Erie, Lewis and Putnam counties reported higher averages.

The positivity rate is one of the metrics used by the state in declaring a geographic area a yellow zone — or even orange or red zones — in an effort to stem the coronavirus spread. Such designations would include a series of escalating restrictions such as business closures, limits on gatherings, and could cause schools to switch to online learning.

A county-by-county look at the data:

Genesee County reported 34 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 827 cases.

The new positive cases reported Wednesday are residents of Alexander, Batavia, Bergen, Elba, Le Roy, Oakfield, Pembroke, and Stafford. The individuals are younger than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Eight were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The Genesee County Health Department also has received a positive COVID-19 test from an individual who was at Kelly’s Holland Inn in Batavia, which prompted the health alter.

Sixteen people are currently hospitalized.

Recoveries increased by 14 to 534, according to data from the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.

As of Wednesday, Genesee County data showed 221 community active cases under mandatory isolation, along with 675 people under mandatory community quarantine and sixth total deaths.

There have been 49,656 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 48,829 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.67 percent.

Orleans County reported 11 new cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 587, officials said.

The new positive cases reside in Albion, Gaines, Clarendon, Murray, Ridgeway and Shelby. The cases include individuals younger than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s. None were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Two people are hospitalized.

The number of recoveries in Orleans County increased by four to 374 people.

As of Wednesday, there were 41 active community cases under mandatory isolation, 231 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been 57 total deaths.

To date, there have been 25,745 total tests conducted for county residents, with 25,158 of them negative for an infection rate of 2.28 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 396 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Five cases are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; three are from the southwest quadrant which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; two is 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. The cases include one person under the age of 20, two in their 20s, one in their 30s, one in their 40s, four in their 50s, two in their 60s, one in their 70s, and one in their 80s. There were four new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County.

As of Wednesday, the county had 53 active cases under mandatory isolation, 217 people in mandatory quarantine, and 56 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

Thirteen new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 338. The county has had five total deaths.

A total of 30,810 tests have been conducted, with 30,414 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 1.29 percent.

Livingston County’s numbers weren’t updated on Wednesday. The county had reported 653 total cases on Tuesday, with 68 cases active. The county also reported 575 total recoveries. There have been 10 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Livingston County.

Livingston County had administered 50,677 tests for COVID-19 among county residents as of Tuesday. The results include 50,024 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 1.29 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported seven active cases within its college community, while 50 students are in quarantine, according to data from the college’s COVID-19 dashboard and the state tracker.

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