Saturday, March 13, 2021

Covid-19 Update:
Active cases climb past 200 following a short period of declines

The number of active COVID-19 cases rose about 200 in the four-county GLOW region on Thursday, following three days of declines. Public health departments in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported 41 new positive cases of the virus, against just 14 recoveries. Of the 203 total active cases, at least six people were hospitalized in Genesee and Orleans counties. There were no hospitalizations in Livingston County. Wyoming County does not report hospitalization data.

No deaths were reported by the county health departments, though New York state data reported a death in Livingston County. Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:

Wyoming County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,191 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. One is from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; two are 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 two are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw. Three of the new cases are under the of 20, one is in their 20s, one in their 30s, and two in their 50s. There were two new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 502 cases. The cases at state correctional facilities are managed by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and are not included in the Wyoming County total. As of Thursday, the county had 41 active cases under mandatory isolation, 119 people in mandatory quarantine, and 24 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. Wyoming County Health Department has administered 4,641 vaccine doses to date. The number of recoveries increased by four, bringing the county’s total to 2,101. Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 49 by county health officials. That is same number the state Department of Health is reporting. A total of 62,254 tests have been conducted, with 60,063 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.52 percent. 

Genesee County on Thursday reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,401 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March. The new cases include people under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 70s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.One of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center. The county also reported four new recoveries, for a total of 3,854. In Genesee County, 11,589 residents, or 20.2 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,359 residents have completed the vaccine series. Of the 65 active cases, five are hospitalized. New York state is reporting a total of 120 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County. There have been 104,449 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 100,048 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.21 percent.

Orleans County reported six new positive cases for a total of 2,462 since the pandemic began. The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 30s, 50s, 60s and 70s. They include people in the county’s western and eastern regions. One of the newly positive individuals were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. In Orleans County, 6,077 residents, or 15.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 3,119 residents have completed the vaccine series.The county reported three new recovery for a total of 2,070.Among the 37 active cases in Orleans County, one is hospitalized, according to county health officials. The state is reporting Orleans County has 82 deaths. To date, there have been 56,008 total tests conducted for county residents, with 53,546 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.40 percent among those tested. 

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,765. There are 60 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an increase of 12 since Wednesday. There have been no hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data. Livingston County also recorded three new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,662. Active cases include 22 in Geneseo (up four), seven each in Caledonia (up four) and Dansville, four in Mount Morris, three each in Avon (up one) and Nunda (up one), two each in Hemlock (up one), a Honeoye Falls zip code in Livingston County (up one), Piffard, Leicester; and one each in Conesus, Dalton, Groveland, Lima, Livonia, and Springwater. The county has reported 43 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has tallied 57 deaths in Livingston County, an increase of one from Wednesday. Livingston County has administered 103,932 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 99,759 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.62 percent.SUNY Geneseo reported 23 active cases among its college community on Thursday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents four fewer cases compared to Wednesday. A total of 40 people were in mandatory quarantine at the college, with 28 in precautionary quarantine. Twenty-seven people were in isolation, including 21 isolating off-campus and six isolating on-campus.

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