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Friday, March 5, 2021

Push for Your Dose of Vaccine:
Wyoming County: 10 New Covid-19 Cases; Orleans 7; Genesee: 21; Livingston had a Decrease of 5

Several zip codes in Livingston County were reported free of active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The county’s COVID-19 tracking map is categorized by zip codes. Notably, Dalton, Dansville, Groveland, Lima, Scottsburg and Springwater showed no active cases. Such a “clear” swath hasn’t been seen in several months. 

Dansville was last at zero active cases on Oct. 6, 2020. It peaked at 57 active cases on Jan. 8. A total of 225 active COVID-19 cases were reported across the GLOW region on Wednesday, along with 52 new cases and 38 recoveries, according to data from the county health departments. 

 In the meantime, according to an announcement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, those who travel domestically will no longer be required to quarantine or test-out within 90 days of full vaccination. International travelers will continue to follow CDC quarantine guidance. 

Beginning March 22, residential gatherings may include 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors; while social gatherings can include up to 100 people indoors, 200 people outdoors. Here’s a county-by-county look at the data: 

Genesee County on Wednesday reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,303 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, 40s, and 50s. They include people in the county’s central and eastern regions. Fourteen of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center. The county also reported 13 new recoveries, for a total of 3,766. In Genesee County, 8,471 residents, or 14.7 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 5,016 residents have completed the vaccine series. Of the 68 active cases, three are hospitalized. New York state is reporting a total of 118 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County. There have been 100,281 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 95,978 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.29 percent. Orleans County reported seven new positive cases for a total of 2,428 since the pandemic began. The individuals are younger than age 20 and in their 20s, 50s and 60s. They include people in the county’s western, eastern and central regions. Two of the new positive individuals were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. 

Wyoming County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 2,133 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. Six are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; none are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; one is from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and three are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw. Three cases are under the age of 20, two in their 30s, four in their 40s, and one in their 70s. There were no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 486 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 Wednesday, the county had 43 active cases under mandatory isolation, 96 people in mandatory quarantine, and 27 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. Wyoming County Health Department has administered 3,289 vaccine doses to date. The number of recoveries increased by three, bringing the county’s total to 2,041. 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 59,597 tests have been conducted, with 57,464 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.58 percent. 

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, increasing its overall total to 3,675. There are 73 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an decrease of five since Tuesday. There are no hospitalizations. Livingston County also recorded 19 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,559. Active cases include 50 in Geneseo; six cases in Livonia (up one); four cases in Caledonia (down one); three cases in Conesus (down one); two cases each in Mount Morris (down one) and a Wayland ZIP code in Livingston County; and single cases in Avon (down one), Hemlock (new) Hunt, Leicester, Nunda and Piffard (new). The county has reported 43 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has tallied 55 deaths in Livingston County. Livingston County has administered 101,018 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 97,343 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.64 percent. SUNY Geneseo reported 78 active cases among its college community on Tuesday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. A total of 85 people were in quarantine at the college, including 81 in mandatory quarantine and four in precautionary quarantine. Fifty-three people were isolating off-campus, while 25 were isolating on-campus.

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