COVID deaths were undercounted

WARSAW — Seven new COVID-19 related deaths were reported Tuesday throughout the GLOW region. They included three in Wyoming County, along with two each in Genesee and Livingston counties.

The GLOW region has now reported a total of 164 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began in March.

The Genesee and Orleans health departments issued a joint update on vaccine eligibility on Tuesday.

“Genesee and Orleans counties health officials are urging patience as the supply of vaccine is extremely limited in the GLOW region and across New York State,” the statement reads. “Currently there is only limited amount of doses of the vaccines available in both counties while the number of residents and essential workers now eligible to receive the vaccine is approximately 50,000.”

The most up-to-date information about eligibility is at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine, the officials said.

Those eligible now include essential workers, seniors at least 65 years old, and those who are immunocompromised.

“Eligible essential workers and seniors should use the online tool to find a location as well as call the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline for scheduling vaccination appointments at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829),” the officials said.

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

Genesee County on Tuesday reported 79 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 3,135 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 Genesee Senior Living, two are residents at the Batavia VA Medical Center, two are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center, and two are residents at the New York State Veteran’s Home at Batavia.

There are 21 people hospitalized in Genesee County.

Two new deaths, both over the age of 65, were reported. Both were residents of Genesee Senior Living.

The county also reported 35 new recoveries, for a total of 2,470.

Genesee County data showed 252 active community cases under mandatory isolation on Tuesday. There have been 37 deaths.

There have been 74,975 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 71,840 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.18 percent.

Genesee and Orleans counties no longer report their quarantine numbers.

Orleans County reported 29 new positive cases for a total of 1,773 since the pandemic began, officials said.

The data below is from the 100 cases reported Monday: the individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions, and 14 of the positive individuals were on quarantine prior to testing positive.

One of the new positive cases is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, two are inmates at the Orleans Correctional Facility and one is an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility.

The number of recoveries in Orleans County increased by 114 at 1,255 people.

Nineteen people were hospitalized as of Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, there were 243 active community cases under mandatory isolation and 63 total deaths.

To date, there have been 39,767 total tests conducted for county residents, with 37,994 of them negative for an infection rate of 4.46 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing its overall total to 1,460 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Three are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; two 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 five are from the northeast quadrant which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

The cases include three people younger than 20 years old, three in their 20s, three in their 30s, two in their 40s, two in their 50s and two in their 60s.

There was no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 208 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 Tuesday, the county had 139 active cases under mandatory isolation, 447 people in mandatory quarantine, and 22 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 1,289.

Wyoming County’s death total increased by three to 32.

A total of 45,598 tests have been conducted, with 44,138 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.20 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 56 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, increasing its overall total to 2,387 cases.

There are 264 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.

The county recorded 58 new recoveries, bringing its total to 2,091.

A total of 14 people were hospitalized. None were in intensive care.

The county reported two deaths of COVID-19-positive individuals. Both were residents of Mount Morris. Additional information was not imediately available.

Active cases included 55 in Dansville (down one), 40 in Mount Moris (down 19), 32 in Avon (up five), 26 in Geneseo (up three), 18 in Livonia, 16 in Caledonia, 15 in Conesus (up one), 11 in Piffard (up one), nine in Wayland with a Livingston County zip code, eight in Groveland (up two), six in Leicester, five in Dalton, Hemlock (down two), and Nunda (down one); three in Honeoye Falls with a Livingston County zip code (up two), two each in Hunt, Lima, and Springwater (down one); one each in Canaseraga, Lakeville, Linwood (new) and Scottsburg (new).

Livingston County has administered 80,882 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 78,495 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 2.95 percent.

Livingston County has reported 32 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

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

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