Active cases near 300 in GLOW region; Livingston county: With 26 new cases, surpasses Genesee County
The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the four-county GLOW region are nearing 300 after public health departments in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties reported 58 new cases on Thursday. The new cases put the four counties at 292 active cases.
The region last saw 300 or more cases on Feb. 19, when the total active cases stood at 316. Those active cases include eight people who are hospitalized in Genesee, Livingston, and Orleans counties. Wyoming County did not report hospitalization data. For Livingston County, it is the first hospitalizations in nearly two months. The four counties reported a total of 36 recoveries on Thursday.
Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County on Thursday reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,886 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March 2020. The new cases include people under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s and 40s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western regions. The county also reported eight new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,275.
In Genesee County, 20,923 residents, or 36.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,844 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker. Of the 86 active cases, three are hospitalized.
New York state is reporting a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County. There have been 121,084 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 116,198 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.04 percent. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.2 percent.
Orleans County reported 13 new positive cases for a total of 2,705 since the pandemic began. The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western regions. One of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. The county reported nine new recoveries for a total of 2,248.
In Orleans County, 11,710 residents, or 28.8 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 7,978 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker. Among the 76 active cases in Orleans County, three are hospitalized, according to county health officials.
The state is reporting Orleans County has had 83 COVID-related deaths. To date, there have been 65,782 total tests conducted for county residents, with 63,077 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.14 percent among those tested. ,The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.0 percent.
Wyoming County reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,439 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.Two are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; three are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; none are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and four are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.
Two of the new cases are in under the age of 20, three in their 30s, two in their 50s, one in their 60s, and one in their 70s. As of Thursday, the county had 38 active cases under mandatory isolation and 113 people in mandatory quarantine. The number of recoveries increased by eight, bringing the county’s total to 2,350.
In Wyoming County, 12,885 residents, or 32.1 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 8,723 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker. Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 51 by county health officials, identical to what the state Department of Health is reporting.
To date, there have been 70,914 total tests conducted for county residents, with 68,475 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.44 percent among those tested. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.7 percent.
The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 26 new, confirmed COVID-19 on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 4,144. Livingston County also recorded 11 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,008. There are 92 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an increase of 15 from Wednesday. It is the highest number of active cases in a single day since Feb. 23 when the county had 103 active cases. Feb. 23 was also the last time the county saw more than 100 active cases, according to public health data. Of the current active cases, two are hospitalized, the first hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data.
Active cases include 17 in Geneseo (up three), 15 in Caledonia (up three), 13 in Avon (up one), 11 in Livonia (up three), 10 in Dansville (up four), six each in Mount Morris and Nunda, four in Piffard (up one), three in Springwater, and single cases in Conesus (new), Dalton, Hunt (new), Lakeville, Lima (new), a Pavilion zip code in Livingston County, and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County.
Livingston County is reporting 44 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State is reporting 58 deaths attributed to the virus. Livingston County has administered 118,256 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 114,112 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.50 percent. The seven-day rolling average of positives was 1.9 percent.
SUNY Geneseo reported 13 active cases among its college community on Thursday, a decrease of one from Wednesday. Thirty-two students were in mandatory quarantine with none in precautionary quarantine. Fourteen students were isolating, including 11 off-campus and three on-campus. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.