Wyoming and Genesee Among Lowest:
COVID-19 positivity rates continue decline in GLOW region
The four GLOW region counties have a seven-day rolling average positivity rate for COVID-19 that is at or better than the nine-county Finger Lakes region.
Livingston County has the highest rate, at 0.8%, which is equal to the Finger Lakes region. Genesee and Wyoming counties have the lowest rate in the four counties, both at 0.3%. Orleans County has a rate of 0.6%, according to data from the New York State Department of Health.
The New York state seven-day rolling average positive rate is 0.5%, and has been declining for 13 consecutive days.
Among the GLOW region counties reporting data on Thursday, there were two new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries, according to data from the Livingston and Wyoming County departments of health. Genesee and Orleans County health departments did not release data on Thursday. The next update is expected on Friday. Also Friday, Livingston County will shift to reporting data weekly on Fridays.
Here’s a county-by-county look at available data:
■Wyoming County (0.3%) — Wyoming County reported no new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, keeping its overall total to 2,763 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. As of Thursday, the county had two active cases under mandatory isolation, and 17 people in mandatory quarantine. The number of recoveries increased by one to 2,709.
In Wyoming County, 17,497 residents, or 43.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 15,670 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the COVID-19 vaccine tracker. Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 52 by county health officials, although the state Department of Health is reporting 53 deaths — an increase of one. No new cases were reported at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. The overall total remained at 533 cases since the pandemic arrived locally.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 0.3 percent.
■Livingston County (0.8%) — Two new cases were reported Thursday, for a total of at 4,708, according to the Livingston County Department of Health. The number of active cases stayed at 15. A total of 4,647 recoveries have been reported, an increase of two from Wednesday. A total of 30,909 residents, or 48.9 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose, while 27,487 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker. The county is reporting 46 COVID-19-related deaths. New York state reports 60 such deaths in Livingston County.
The seven-day rolling average of positives is 0.8* percent, according to state data.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 0.2* percent, according to the state department of health. A total of 442 people were tested Wednesday, according to the state data tracker. Two tested positive.
■Orleans County (0.5%) — In Orleans County on Wednesday, 17,452 residents, or 43.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 15,162 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 0.5 percent, according to state data. A total of 214 people were tested Wednesday, according to the state data tracker. None tested positive.
* published as received (without further detail or explanation).