New cases equal recoveries

BATAVIA — The number of new positive cases of COVID-19 equaled the number of new recoveries reported Friday by county health departments in the four-county GLOW region.

There were seven new cases, bringing the total in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties to 1,117 since the pandemic arrived in March. The number of people who have recovered from the virus is 807, up seven from Thursday.

There are 73 active cases in the four counties.

Also Friday, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments were able to update Genesee County data after resolving a technical glitch that had resulted in complete data reporting since Oct. 9. There has been a total of 20 recoveries in Genesee County during that time span. The number of recoveries was among data the county had been unable to update.

The number of new cases reported by Genesee County since Oct. 9 was nine.

Here is a county-by-county look at the data:

Genesee County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in its update on Friday, keeping the county’s total number of cases at 345.

On Friday, there were two new recoveries, bringing the total of recoveries to 266. There were 25 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Data on recoveries and active cases have finally been updated since Oct. 9.

There are 17 community active cases under mandatory isolation, 74 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 119 people in precautionary community quarantine.

There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.

There are 34,789 total tests for the virus in Genesee County. The results included 34,444 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 0.99 percent.

Orleans County reported one new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 344, officials said.

The new case is from Shelby, and an individual under the age of 20 who was under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The health departments have been notified of a positive COVID-19 test from a Batavia BOCES campus student. The individual has been placed under mandatory isolation where they will remain until they are fully recovered. Contact tracing is in process. Individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts have been and/or will be contacted and placed under mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by two, to 164 people. There are three new people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

There are 18 active community cases under mandatory isolation, which represents the number of active cases in the community. There are 86 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 57 people under precautionary community quarantine. Orleans County has had 55 total deaths.

To date, there have been 18,452 total tests, with 18,018 of them negative for an infection rate of 1.86 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported three new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 166 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

The cases were from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon, and northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry, and Warsaw. Two were under the age of 20 and one was in their 60s.

As of Friday, the county had 15 active cases under mandatory isolation, 70 people are in mandatory quarantine, with 46 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

One new recovery were reported, bringing the county’s total to 146. The county has also had five total deaths.

A total of 22,714 tests have been conducted, with 22,548 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 0.73 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported three new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 262.

The number of recoveries reported was two, increasing the county’s number to 231. Both recovered cases were in Geneseo.

There are 23 active cases in Livingston County, the most among the four GLOW counties.

Livingston County has 23 active cases. These include 14 in Geneseo, a decrease of two from Thursday. There are also three active cases in Dansville and Lima, two in Avon and one in Livonia.

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

SUNY Geneseo reported 15 active cases within its college community, as of 4 p.m. Thursday. The college also reported that 87 students were in quarantine, an increase of 10, 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.

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 30,280 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 0.87 percent.

Includes reporting by Regional Editor Ben Beagle.

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