GLOW region reports 20 new COVID cases

ALBION — New COVID-19 cases are again increasing in the GLOW region.

Although results from Genesee and Orleans counties were incomplete, 20 new cases were reported across the region as of Thursday afternoon. It’s part of an apparent up-and-down pattern over the past few days, in which relatively larger increases are followed by smaller ones.

Overall numbers included:

Data for Genesee and Orleans counties continued to be incomplete on Thursday.

Genesee County’s limited update on Thursday brings its total cases to 345.

The new positive cases are from Batavia and Pembroke, and are under the age of 20, along with in their 30s, 50s and 60s.

Data on recoveries and active cases has not been updated since Oct. 9. At the time, there were 246 recoveries and 27 active cases. Also on Oct. 9, there were 68 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 122 people in precautionary community quarantine.

There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.

A complete count of cases is expected to be provided on Friday.

Through Friday, there were 32,925 total tests for the virus in Genesee County. The results included 32,590 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.02 percent.

Orleans County reported four new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 343, officials said.

The new cases are from Albion and Carlton, and are individuals in their 20s, 40s and 50s who were not under quarantine prior to testing positive.

The number of recoveries increased by one, to 162 people. There are four new people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

There are 19 active community cases under mandatory isolation, which represents the number of active cases in the community. There are 76 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 55 people under precautionary community quarantine. Orleans County has had 55 total deaths.

To date, there have been 18,194 total tests, with 17,851 of them negative for an infection rate of 1.89 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 163 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

The cases were from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry, and Warsaw and all in their 20s.

As of Thursday, the county had 13 active cases under mandatory isolation, 75 people are in mandatory quarantine, with 48 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

Three new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 145. The county has also had five total deaths.

A total of 22,467 tests have been conducted, with 22,304 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 0.73 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 259.

The number of recoveries reported was also eight, keeping at 22 the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.

The county has had a total of 229 recoveries.

The county’s COVID-19 tracking map shows 16 active cases in Geneseo, an increase of one from Wednesday. There are also three cases in Dansville, two in Avon and a single case in Lima.

Among the recoveries were two people in Lima.

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

SUNY Geneseo reported 17 active cases within its college community, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, an increase of one from the day before. The college also reported that 73 students were in quarantine, a decrease of three, 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.

Fifteen college cases have recovered since Sept. 1, including two reported Wednesday.

The county department of health has previously advised that data on its COVID-19 tracking map may not match data from local colleges and universities. The county reports a positive case based on where a student is residing. If the student returns home to isolate outside of Livingston County, it is counted as a positive case in that county, but would be reflected in the SUNY Geneseo data. If the student remains in Livingston County, it is counted as a case in Livingston County, and included in the community in which the student is living.

Livingston County has administered more than 30,200 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. Of the 30,277 tests there have been 30,018 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. That has resulted in an infection rate among those tested of 0.86 percent.

Includes reporting by Regional Editor Ben Beagle.

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