COVID rises again in GLOW region

The four-county GLOW region has had at least 30 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday following daily updates from three of the four county health departments.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments was unable to update Genesee County numbers on Tuesday with officials citing a technology/internet issues.

Among Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, there were 30 new cases reported, with 11 cases each in Livingston and Orleans counties.

The three counties also reported 16 recoveries.

The data represents the first COVID-related updates from the counties since Friday. There was no update on Monday due to the Columbus Day holiday.

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

Data for Genesee and Orleans counties was incomplete on Tuesday.

Genesee County was unable to update data. As of Oct. 9, the most recent data available, the county had 335 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 27 active cases. There have been 246 recoveries and five deaths attributed to the virus in Genesee County.

Also on Friday, there were 27 people are under mandatory isolation, 68 under mandatory community quarantine, and 122 people in precautionary community quarantine.

There have been 32,925 total tests for the virus in Genesee County. The results include 32,590 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.02 percent.

Orleans County, which was able to update data on Tuesday, reported 11 new COVID-19 case, bringing its overall total to 337, officials said.

The new cases are from Albion, Shelby, Carlton, Barre, Yates. They consist of people under the age of 20, in their 20s, 30s and 50s. Five people were under quarantine prior to testing positive.

The number of recoveries increased by three, to 158 people. There are 10 new people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

There are 17 active community cases under mandatory isolation, which represents the number of active cases in the community. There are 78 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 45 people under precautionary community quarantine. Orleans County has had 55 total deaths.

To date, there have been 17,844 total tests, with 17,507 of them negative for an infection rate of 1.89 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing its overall total to 158 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

The new cases consist of one from the northwest quadrant, which includes the towns of Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon, two from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java, Wethersfield, three from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls, Pike and two from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry, Warsaw. The people include two under the age of 20, one in their 20s, one in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s, one in their 60s and one in their 70s.

As of Tuesday, the county had 12 active cases under mandatory isolation, 74 people are in mandatory quarantine, with 36 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

Six new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 141. The county has also had five total deaths.

A total of 22,313 tests have been conducted, with 22,155 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 0.71 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 249.

The number of active cases in the county has increased by four, to 24. The county’s COVID-19 tracking map shows 16 active cases in Geneseo, an increase of three from Friday, when data was last reported. There are four cases in Lima, an increase of two; three cases in Dansville, up one; and a single case in Avon.

Recent recoveries included cases in Caledonia, Livonia and Mount Morris. The county has had a total of 217 recoveries, or seven from Friday.

The county has had eight deaths attributed to COVID-19.

SUNY Geneseo reported 16 active cases within its college community, an increase of three cases, as of 4 p.m. Monday. The college also reported that 76 students were in quarantine, an increase of nine from Friday, according to the college’s COVID-19 dashboard.

An individual in quarantine may have had close contact with a positive individual and is in quarantine to keep away from others until a positive or negative for COVID-19 determination can be made.

Eleven college cases have recovered since Sept. 1.

Livingston County has administered 29,840 tests for COVID-19, with 29,591 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. That has resulted in an infection rate among those tested of 0.83 percent.

Includes reporting by Regional Editor Ben Beagle.

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