BATAVIA — New COVID-19 cases and recoveries continued to be reported Wednesday as the GLOW region continued amid the pandemic.
A total of 36 cases were reported in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, along with 35 recoveries. Statistics from Livingston County were not immediately available.
The increase in new cases has been contributing to a rise in the 7-day rolling average positivity rate among the four GLOW counties. That rate is a critical metric used in declaring areas to be a Yellow, Orange or Red zone, with increasing restrictions in each zone
For Genesee and Livingston counties, the metrics to be declared a “Yellow Zone” microcluster includes a 7-day rolling average positivity rate above 3.5 percent for 10 days. For Orleans and Wyoming counties, the 7-day rolling average positivity rate threshold is above 4 percent for 10 days. The metrics for all four counties include 15 or more new daily cases per 100,000 residents on a 7-day average.
As of Nov. 17, Genesee County had a 4.8 percent 7-day rolling average positivity rate, and had been above 3.5 percent for eight days, according to the state’s New York Forward website. Livingston County had a 7-day rolling average of 3 percent.
Orleans County had a 7-day rolling average positivity rate of 6.3 percent on Tuesday, and has been above 4 percent for seven days. Wyoming County had a 7-day rolling average of 6.8 percent, and has been above 4 percent for seven days, according to the New York Forward website.
A county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 615 cases.
The new positive cases reported Tuesday are residents of Alexander, Batavia, Darien, Elba, Le Roy, and Pembroke. The individuals are younger than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. None were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Nine people are currently hospitalized.
Recoveries increased by 21 to 408, according to data from the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.
As of Wednesday, Genesee County data showed 141 community active cases under mandatory isolation, along with 614 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.
There have been 45,681 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 45,066 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.35 percent.
Orleans County reported nine new cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 538, officials said.
The new positive cases reside in Barre, Carlton, Clarendon, Murray, and Ridgeway. The cases include people younger than the age of 20, and in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Three of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Four people are hospitalized.
The number of recoveries in Orleans County increased by six to 295 people.
As of Wednesday, there were 74 active community cases under mandatory isolation, 244 people under mandatory community quarantine, and 56 total deaths.
To date, there have been 23,817 total tests conducted for county residents, with 23,279 of them negative for an infection rate of 2.26 percent among those tested.
Wyoming County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 331 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.
Two cases 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; one from the southeast quadrant which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and five from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry, and Warsaw.
The cases include one person younger than 20 years old, two in their 20s, one in their 40s, four in their 50s, one in their 60s, and one in their 70s.
As of Wednesday, the county had 53 active cases under mandatory isolation, 221 people in mandatory quarantine, and 29 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.
Eight new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 273. The county has had five total deaths.
A total of 28,642 tests have been conducted, with 28,311 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 1.16 percent.
Livingston County’s COVID-19 numbers had not been updated as of press time Wednesday night. As of Tuesday, the data showed 556 total cases, 491 recoveries, and nine deaths. There were 56 active cases in the county on Tuesday.
SUNY Geneseo reported 10 active cases within its college community as of 4 p.m. Nov. 19.
(Includes reporting by Matt Surtel)