Few new COVID-19 cases reported locally

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Credit: NIAID-RML

BATAVIA — Genesee and Orleans counties reported three new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon.

Genesee County had one positive case for a total of 173. The new case, Batavia resident in their 70s, was in quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. One of the total active cases is hospitalized.

Orleans County had two new positive cases for a total of 169. Both cases are residents of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and are in their 60s and 70s.

Of the county’s total active cases, 17 are currently hospitalized.

In Genesee County, the Buffalo Federal Detention Center has 49 positive cases while the Batavia VA Medical Center has two, neither of which involves any deaths. In Orleans County, the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehab has 87 cases and 22 deaths.

The Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center also has three cases while Western NY DDSO has six.

To date, Genesee County has 2,165 negative cases; 12 in the community under mandatory isolation; 32 in the community under mandatory quarantine; four deaths total; and 106 community recoveries. Orleans County has 1,227 negative cases total; 21 in the community under mandatory isolation; 76 in the community under mandatory quarantine; 23 deaths total; and 52 in the community who have recovered.

The number of cases and recoveries alike remained unchanged at Tuesday at 76 and 63 respectively in Wyoming County.

The current statistics include:

n A total of 26 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 24 have recovered.

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

n Fifteen cases have been confirmed in the southeast quadrant that includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike. All 15 have recovered.

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

The total of negative tests was 1,255. Other statistics on Tuesday included eight people in mandatory isolation; 14 in mandatory quarantine; none in precautionary quarantine.

The age breakdown included 17 people in their 20s; 15 people in their 40s; 13 people in their 60s; 10 people in their 50s; seven people each in their 30s and 70s; three people in their 80s; two people less than 20 years old; and two people in their 90s.

One new positive case of COVID-19 was reported Tuesday in Livingston County, bringing the total number of positive cases to 109.

Of those cases, 89 people have been deemed recovered, according to the county’s Department of Health.

The new case is a teenage girl who resides in Mount Morris, according the Jennifer Rodriguez, public health director for Livingston County. The girl and any associated contacts are now in the county Department of Health quarantine process.

There are 13 active cases within Livingston County. No new cases were announced Monday. Two people have recovered since Monday.

Nearly 2,500 Livingston County residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus. The results of the 2,474 tests include 2,365 negative tests and 109 positive tests, representing an infection rate of 4.4 percent.

On May 5, the infection rate was 6.7 percent and has been trending down, even as testing in Livingston County has increased, according to data from the county department of health.

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