The death of an Orleans County community member has been attributed to COVID-19, according to the Genesee and Orleans County departments of health.
It was the county’s 57th COVID-19-related death.
The individual was more than 65 years old and had previously tested positive for COVID-19, the health department said.
“We would like to express our sincerest sympathy for this individual’s family and friends,” the health department said in a statement.
No other information was released by the health department, citing privacy issues.
There have been 76 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the four-county GLOW region. Livingston County has had nine deaths, while Genesee and Wyoming counties have record five deaths each.
The four counties reported 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with the total also including Wednesday data from Livingston County. The four counties also reported 63 total recoveries.
There were 318 active cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to data from the health departments.
Meanwhile, the 7-day rolling average positivity rate dipped Wednesday among the four GLOW counties, but continued to remain above the metric that could bring a microcluster declaration and additional restrictions from the state. The rolling average is one of the factors used in determining if a designation will be made.
For Genesee and Livingston counties, the metrics to be declared a “Yellow Zone” microcluster includes a seven-day rolling average positivity rate above 3.5 percent for 10 days.
For Orleans and Wyoming counties, the seven-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 seven-day average.
As of Wednesday, Genesee County had a 4.7 percent seven-day rolling average positivity rate, and had been above 3.5 percent for nine days, according to the state’s New York Forward website. Livingston County had a seven-day rolling average of 2.4 percent.
Orleans County had a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 5.6 percent on Tuesday, and has been above 4 percent for eight days. Wyoming County had a seven-day rolling average of 6.2 percent, and has been above 4 percent for eight days, according to the New York Forward website.
A county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its total to 635 cases.
The new positive cases reported Thursday are residents of Alexander, Batavia, Elba, Le Roy, Pembroke, and Stafford. The individuals are younger than 20 years old, and in their 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. None was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. Four of the new positive individuals are residents at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.
Eight people are currently hospitalized.
Recoveries increased by 26 to 434, according to data from the Genesee and Orleans County health departments.
As of Thursday, Genesee County data showed 131 community active cases under mandatory isolation, along with 671 people under mandatory community quarantine. There have been five deaths attributed to the virus.
There have been 46,091 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 45,456 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.38 percent.
Orleans County reported three new cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 541, officials said.
The new positive cases reside in Albion and Barre. The cases include people younger than the age of 20, and in their 40s and 50s. None of the individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
Three people are hospitalized.
A county resident who has tested positive for COVID over the age of 65 died, bringing the number of deaths to 57.
The number of recoveries in Orleans County remained at 295 people with no new recoveries reported Thursday.
The map numbers for Orleans County were not updated with Thursday’s data as of press time.
As of Thursday, there were 74 active community cases under mandatory isolation, 244 people under mandatory community quarantine.
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 five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 336 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.
Four cases are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; and one is from the southwest quadrant which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. The cases include two people younger than 20 years old, one in their 20s, one in their 30s, and on in their 50s.
As of Thursday, the county had 45 active cases under mandatory isolation, 229 people in mandatory quarantine, and 31 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.
Thirteen new recoveries were reported, bringing the county’s total to 286. The county has had five total deaths.
A total of 29,174 tests have been conducted, with 28,838 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 1.15 percent.
The Livingston County Department of Public Health has reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing its total to 592 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.
The county also reported 24 recoveries, bringing that total to 515.
The number of active cases is 68, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.
Active cases include 16 cases in Lima (up six); 10 in Avon (up four); eight each in Caledonia (up two) and Dansville; seven in Geneseo (down one); six in Mount Morris; five in Piffard; three in Livonia; two in Linwood (up two); and single cases in Dalton, a Honeoye Falls address in a Livingston County zip code (down one) and a Wayland address in a Livingston County zip code.
Livingston County has administered 43,076 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 42,484 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 1.37 percent.
SUNY Geneseo reported 10 active cases within its college community, while 39 students are in quarantine, according to data from the college’s COVID-19 dashboard and the state tracker.