New COVID death in Genesee

LIMA — A resident at Alpine Manor died Friday from COVID-19 related causes, the Livingston County Health Department confirmed.

The nursing facility in Lima is currently designated as a COVID-19 microcluster. Livingston County has now reported 10 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

The news comes as COVID-19 levels remain elevated within the GLOW region, including another health alert issued Friday in Genesee County.

The Genesee County Health Department issued the alert after receiving seven positive COVID-19 tests from people who attended funeral service arrangements at dates and locations including:

n Nov. 11 at Gilmartin Funeral Home on 333 W. Main Street in Batavia from to 7:30 p.m.

n Nov. 12 at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church on 303 East Main Street in Batavia) from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

n Nov. 12 at Saint Joseph’s Mausoleum on Ellicott Street in Batavia from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

n Nov. 12 at Polish Falcons of America on 123 South Swan St. in Batavia from noon to 6:00 p.m.

The name of the deceased person in the funeral was not released.

Contact tracing is in progress but unidentified individuals may have unknowingly been in contact with the positive cases.

The health department is advising all individuals who were at the locations listed to monitor their symptoms for 14 days.

If symptoms of COVID-19 develop, they should contact their primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until they receive their test results.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

In the meantime, a total of 26 people were hospitalized in Genesee, Orleans and Livingston counties. Hospitalization statistics for Wyoming County weren’t released.

A total of 38 new cases and 74 recoveries were reported throughout the GLOW region.

A county-by-county look at the data:

Genesee County reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 652 cases.

The new positive cases reported Friday are residents of Alabama, Batavia, Darien, Elba, and Le Roy. The individuals are younger than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. One was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One of the new positive individuals are residents at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Eight people are currently hospitalized.

Recoveries increased by 19 to 453, according to data from the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.

As of Friday, Genesee County data showed 128 community active cases under mandatory isolation, along with 725 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.

There have been 46,562 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 45,910 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.40 percent.

Orleans County reported one new case on Friday, bringing its overall total to 542, officials said.

The new positive cases reside Barre and was under the age of 20. They were not under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Three people are hospitalized.

The number of recoveries in Orleans County increased by 33 to 328 people.

As of Friday, there were 44 active community cases under mandatory isolation, 239 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been 57 total deaths.

To date, there have been 23,979 total tests conducted for county residents, with 23,437 of them negative for an infection rate of 2.26 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 343 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Three cases are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; one is from the southwest quadrant which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; two are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and one from is from the northeast quadrant which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw. The cases include one person younger than 20 years old, one in their 20s, three in their 30s, one in their 40s, and one in their 80s.

As of Friday, the county had 44 active cases under mandatory isolation, 215 people in mandatory quarantine, and 29 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

Eight new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 294. The county has had five total deaths.

A total of 29,356 tests have been conducted, with 29,013 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 1.17 percent.

The Wyoming County Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 rapid tests for Wyoming County residents 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5362 Mungers Mill Road, Silver Springs.

Residents must make an appointment to be tested. Appointments can be made by calling the Wyoming County Response Line at (585) 786-8911 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The health department asks resident to arrive within a few minutes of your appointment time. The site is drive through only. All individuals should remain in their cars.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing its total to 605 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

The county also reported 14 recoveries, bringing that total to 529.

The number of active cases is 66, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.

Active cases include 15 cases in Lima (down one); 10 in Caledonia (up two); eight in Avon (down two); seven in Dansville (down two); six each in Geneseo (down one) and Mount Morris; five in Piffard; three in Livonia; two in Linwood; and single cases in Dalton, Leicester, a Honeoye Falls address in a Livingston County zip code (down one) and a Wayland address in a Livingston County zip code.

Livingston County has administered 44,359 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 42,754 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 1.36 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported nine active cases within its college community, while 60 students are in quarantine, according to data from the college’s COVID-19 dashboard and the state tracker.

(Includes reporting by Matt Surtel)

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