Two COVID related deaths in Livingston

GENESEO — One new COVID-19 related death was reported Friday in Livingston County.

The person was described as a female in her 90s from Dansville. She was not hospitalized and the fatality brings the county’s total up to 30.

In the meantime, the number of active cases in the GLOW region decreased by 33 to a total of 935. A total of 210 cases were reported, along with 232 recoveries.

The rising numbers remain a concern for health care officials across the region. Officials at Orleans Community Health said they’ve managed to keep numbers low at their facilities, but are asking people to help them by being careful.

They noted an uptick over the past six weeks of ER cases at Medina Memorial Hospital and rising numbers of those admitted.

“We are asking you, our community, to please continue to do your part and take every precaution you can to slow the spread of COVID-19,” the officials said. “Wear a mask covering your mouth and nose — if you wear a cloth mask this should be washed after every use.

“Do not wear your mask under your chin or store your mask in your pocket between uses,” they said. “Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people — at least 6 feet.

“We ask this not only because we want you to remain healthy, but because we do not want to be mandated to shut down elective services again in our community. We want to continue providing these services to our Community and it takes all of us working together to achieve this goal.”

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

Genesee County on Friday reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,886 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March.

The new cases include people less than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

Three of the new positive cases are residents at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, three are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center, and one is a resident at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.

There are 26 people hospitalized in Genesee County.

The county also reported 66 new recoveries, for a total of 2,265.

Genesee County data showed 222 active community cases under mandatory isolation on Friday, along with 525 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been 35 deaths.

There have been 72,229 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 69,343 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.00 percent.

Orleans County reported 32 new positive cases for a total of 1,644 since the pandemic began, officials said.

The new cases included people under the age of 20, along with in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. They included people from the county’s eastern, western and central portions. Six of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The number of recoveries in Orleans County increased by 48 to 1,141 people.

Fourteen people are currently hospitalized.

As of Friday, there were 263 active community cases under mandatory isolation, 452 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 63 total deaths.

To date, there have been 38,747 total tests conducted for county residents, with 37,103 of them negative for an infection rate of 4.24 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported 39 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 1,378 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Eight are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; nine are from the southwest quadrant which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; five are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and 17 are from the northeast quadrant which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

The cases include four people younger than 20 years old, 11 in their 20s, six in their 30s, six in their 40s, five in their 50s, four in their 60s, two in their 70s, and one in his or her 80s.

There were no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 143 cases. The cases at state correctional facilities are managed by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and are not included in the Wyoming County total.

As of Friday, the county had 202 active cases under mandatory isolation, 465 people in mandatory quarantine, and 36 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

The number of cases hospitalized was not available.

Forty-six recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,148.

Wyoming County’s death total is at 28.

A total of 44,040 tests have been conducted, with 42,662 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.13 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 71 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing its overall total to 2,169 cases.

There are 248 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of two cases since Wednesday.

The county recorded 72 new recoveries, bringing its total to 1,891.

A total of 16 people were hospitalized, with two in intensive care, while 900 people were in quarantine.

Active cases include 57 in Dansville (up three); 41 in Mount Morris (up six); 34 in Geneseo (up eight); 22 in Avon (up one); 17 each in Caledonia (down one) and Livonia (down one); 12 in Conesus (down three); 11 in Piffard (down four); seven each in Leicester (up one) and a Wayland ZIP code in Livingston County (up two); five each in Groveland (up two) and Hemlock (down one); three each in Nunda (down three) and Springwater (down four); two each in Hunt (new) and Lima (down seven); one each in Linwood (down one), Scottsburg, and a Honeoye Falls ZIP code within Livingston County (down two).

Livingston County has administered 78,984 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 76,815 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 2.74 percent.

Livingston County has reported 30 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

SUNY Geneseo reported two active cases among its college community, with two cases isolating off campus, according to the SUNY Geneseo and SUNY COVID-19 data trackers.

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