Mandatory quarantines jump in Wyoming

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The four-county GLOW region saw a total of five lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday’s updates from local county health departments.

Only Orleans County did not report new cases.

Genesee and Livingston counties had two new cases each, while Wyoming County had one new case.

Jennifer Rodriguez, public health director for Livingston County, said people should continue to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering in public.

It is also important, she said, “that the community remembers, in order to keep themselves healthy, not to leave home if they are feeling ill or sick and not to expose others to their sickness.”

The GLOW region has had a total of 723 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

GENESEE-ORLEANS

With Genesee County’s new cases, the county’s total is up to 230. The new cases are residents of Batavia and Darien, neither of which were in mandatory quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. The new cases are in their 40s and 60s. There are no current active cases hospitalized. There are currently six individuals under precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

To date, Genesee County has 10,727 negative cases among the 10,957 tests for COVID-19 that have been conducted, representing an infection rate among those tested of 2.1 percent.

Genesee County has five community cases under mandatory isolation, 42 community cases under mandatory quarantine, six community cases under precautionary quarantine, five total deaths and 166 community recoveries.

Orleans County remained at 267 positive cases for a fourth consecutive day. Seven of the total active cases are hospitalized. A total of nine individuals are under precautionary quarantine due to travel from the restricted states.

Orleans County has 5,700 negative cases among the 5,967 total tests, representing an infection rate among those tested of 4.5 percent.

In Orleans County, one community member is under mandatory isolation, six community members under mandatory quarantine, nine community members under precautionary quarantine, 54 total deaths and 113 community recoveries.

WYOMING COUNTY

Wyoming County did not issue a briefing on Tuesday, thought the county’s COViD-19 data tracking map show one new case, bringing the county’s total to 92. The county has three active cases, with 84 people considered recovered and five deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The county has conducted more than 6,400 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results of the 6,421 tests included 6,329 negative tests, representing an infection rate among those tested of 1.4 percent.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Livingston County reported two new cases of COVID-19, with new cases in Livonia and Dansville. The county has had 134 total cases, with five of them active. The active cases include two cases in Dansville and single cases in Caledonia, Dalton and Livonia.

Livingston County has had 121 people recover from the virus, while eight have died.

More than 9,900 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among county residents. Results of the 9,938 total tests include 9,804 negative tests, representing an infection rate among those tested of 1.3 percent.

Livingston County is also tracking antibody testing. The antibody test is a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19. There have been a total of 945 antibody tests on county residents with 35 people testing positive, a rate of 3.7 percent.

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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