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Monday, May 17, 2021

Covid-19 Update:
Active cases tumble in Wyoming and
Livingston counties

By MALLORY DIEFENBACH - mdiefenbach@batavianews.com

The number of active Covid-19 cases tumbled over the past weekend in Wyoming and Livingston counties. The two counties reported a total of 108 active cases as of last Monday afternoon. That’s 51 fewer cases compared to the previous Friday.

Updated statistics from Genesee and Orleans counties weren’t available. The two counties are now sending elecronic updates on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

Wyoming County reported 11 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing its overall total to 2,662 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Four are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; five 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 one is from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

One of the new cases are under the age of 20, three in their 20s, four in their 30s, one in his or her 40s, one in his or her 50s, one in his or her 60s. As of Monday, the county had 35 active cases under mandatory isolation and 90 people in mandatory quarantine. The number of recoveries increased by 27, to 2,576.

In Wyoming County, 15,302 residents, or 38.2 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 12,837 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 the state Department of Health report.

No new cases were reported at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. The overall total remained at 533 cases since the pandemic arrived locally. To date, there have been 77,528 total tests conducted for county residents, with 74,877 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.70 percent among those tested. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.5 percent. The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 17 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, increasing its overall total to 4,465 as of Monday evening. Livingston County also recorded 52 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,348. There are 73 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an decrease of 35 since Friday.

Of the current active cases, six are hospitalized, according to county health data. That represents an increase of one compared to Friday. Active cases include 12 each in Dansville (down six) and Livonia (down three); eight in Avon (down three); six each in Caledonia (down two), Dalton and Lima (down six); five in Mount Morris (down two); four in Conesus (up one); three in Nunda (down six); two each in Geneseo (down seven), Springwater and a Honeoye Falls ZIP code in Livingston County; and single cases in Hunt, Leicester (new), Linwood, Piffard (down three) and a Wayland ZIP code in Livingston County (new).

Livingston County is reporting 44 Covid-19-related deaths. New York State is reporting 58 deaths attributed to the virus. Livingston County has administered 130,955 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 126,490 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.41 percent. The seven-day rolling average of positives is 2.4 percent.

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