Saturday, January 8, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Area nears 
1,850 active cases as Livingston
County shows a sharp increase

A wave of active COVID-19 cases continues to hit the GLOW region. A total of 1,839 active cases were reported Thursday in Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston counties.

Livingston County in particular reported a significant increase over a five-day period. A total of 239 active cases were reported Monday — a number which had increased to 852 cases on Thursday, and 954 on Friday.

In Wyoming County, the high volume of COVID-19 case reports also exceeded the county and state’s contact tracing capacity to individually contact every county resident with a positive COVID-19 test result.

“Community transmission of COVID-19 is very high in Wyoming County, please wear a mask and isolate if you have symptoms or have tested positive,” county officials said in a news release.

Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:


■ Wyoming County — On Thursday, Wyoming County reported 185 active cases and a total of 5,375 cases since the pandemic began, according to county data.

The number of recoveries is 5,116. There have been 74 deaths.

The county saw 297 new confirmed cases since its update on Dec. 30, though some of those cases have seen been cleared to active cases.

A total of 22,565 people, or 56.3% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 21,020.

■ Genesee County — From Monday to Thursday, Genesee County reported 242 new cases (54 home tests) for a total of 10,440, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The new cases are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

There were 241 active cases, out of which 22 were hospitalized.

There were 260 new recoveries for a total of 9,481.

Genesee County reported the loss of two community residents, both under the age of 65. There are a total of 164 deaths.

A total of 36,309 people, or 63.1% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 33,974.

■ Orleans County — From Monday to Thursday, Orleans County reported 381 new cases (105 home tests) for a total of 7,057 positive cases. Two new cases previously reported were determined not to be Orleans County residents. These numbers reflect this adjustment.

The new cases were under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

There were 561 active cases, out of which six were hospitalized.

There are 89 new recoveries for a total of 5,972.

Orleans County has had 104 total deaths.

A total of 23,488 people, or 57.8% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 21,882.

■ Livingston County — As of Friday, the Livingston County Department of Health was reporting 954 active cases of COVID-19 among county residents. There have been 72 deaths related to COVID-19, according to the county health departments.

A total of 39,117 people, or 61.9% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Friday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 36,688.

The state Department of Health reports that Livingston County has had 95 deaths related to COVID-19.

Livingston County maintains a COVID-19 information page at https://tinyurl.com/wbmfy73d.


(Includes reporting by News Editor Matt Surtel.)

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