GLOW region reports 20 new COVID cases

The four GLOW region counties each reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday with at least an equal number of recoveries in the region, though some data for Genesee County remains incomplete.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have reported ongoing technical issues in hampering its ability to update COVID-19 data.

Genesee County did report that confirmed cases include two cases each on Wednesday and Tuesday and one case on Monday, data that had not previously been released. Recoveries and other data was not reported.

Across Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties there has been 1,090 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, with at least 770 recoveries.

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

Data for Genesee and Orleans counties continues to be incomplete on Wednesday.

Genesee County’s limited update on Wednesday brings its total cases to 340. Information on ages and locations was not available.

Data on recoveries and active cases has not been updated since Oct. 9. At the time, there had been 246 recoveries and 27 active cases. Also on Friday, there were 68 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 122 people in precautionary community quarantine.

There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.

Additional information from Genesee County is expected to be reported Thursday.

Through Friday, there had been 32,925 total tests for the virus in Genesee County. The results include 32,590 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.02 percent.

Orleans County reported two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 339, officials said.

The new cases are from Albion and are individuals in their 20s and 30s who were not under quarantine prior to testing positive.

The number of recoveries increased by three, to 161 people. There are 15 new people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

There are 16 active community cases under mandatory isolation, which represents the number of active cases in the community. There are 79 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 55 people under precautionary community quarantine. Orleans County has had 55 total deaths.

To date, there have been 17,990 total tests, with 17,651 of them negative for an infection rate of 1.88 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 160 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

The new cases consist of one from the one from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java, Wethersfield, and one from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls, Pike. The people included are in their 20’s and 80’s.

As of Wednesday, the county had 13 active cases under mandatory isolation, 82 people are in mandatory quarantine, with 42 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

One new recovery was reported, bringing the county’s total to 142. The county has also had five total deaths.

A total of 22,381 tests have been conducted, with 22,221 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 0.71 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 251.

The number of active cases in the county decreased by two, to 22. The county’s COVID-19 tracking map shows 15 active cases in Geneseo, a decrease of one from Tuesday. There are also three cases in Lima, a decrease of one; three cases in Dansville, and a single case in Avon.

Recent recoveries included cases in Lima and Geneseo. The county has had a total of 221 recoveries, an increase of four from Tuesday.

The county has had eight deaths attributed to COVID-19.

SUNY Geneseo reported 16 active cases within its college community, as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. The college also reported that 76 students were in quarantine, the same number as Monday, according to the college’s COVID-19 dashboard.

An individual in quarantine may have had close contact with a positive individual and is in quarantine to keep away from others until a positive or negative for COVID-19 determination can be made.

Thirteen college cases have recovered since Sept. 1, including two reported Tuesday.

The county department of health has previously advised that data on its COVID-19 tracking map may not match data from local colleges and universities. The county reports a positive case based on where a student is residing. If the student returns home to isolate outside of Livingston County, it is counted as a positive case in that county, but would be reflected in the SUNY Geneseo data. If the student remains in Livingston County, it is counted as a case in Livingston County, and included in the community in which the student is living.

Livingston County has administered more than 30,000 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. Of the 30,077 tests there have been 29,826 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. That has resulted in an infection rate among those tested of 0.83 percent.

Includes reporting by Regional Editor Ben Beagle.

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