GLOW numbers remain low

Three of the four GLOW region counties reported no new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but two new cases were reported in Livingston County.

None of the four counties reported additional recoveries on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic arrived in the region in March, there have been 794 total cases of COVID-19 in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Those counties have reported a total of 553 recoveries and 73 total deaths.

Genesee-Orleans counties

No new cases were reported Wednesday in Genesee and Orleans counties, according to the Genesee and Orleans Health Departments.

The overall total in Genesee County remained at 253 cases since the pandemic began. One person is hospitalized, and 17 new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County has had 14,467 negative tests. There are seven community cases under mandatory isolation. There have been five total deaths, and 187 community recoveries. The infection rate among those tested is 1.7%.

Orleans County reported no new positive cases, with the overall total at 274. One person is hospitalized, and 11 new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Orleans County has had 7,453 negative tests to date. There is one community case under mandatory isolation. There have been 55 total deaths and 120 community recoveries. The infection rate among those tested is 3.5%.

Wyoming County

No new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Wyoming County.

The county has had 106 overall cases, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. The number of recoveries remained stable at 97.

Four people are under mandatory isolation, with 21 in mandatory quarantine and 91 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. The county has had five deaths.

The county’s current statistics include:

n A total of 34 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 33 have recovered.

n Thirty-four cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. Twenty-eight of those have recovered and five have died.

n Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southeast quadrant that includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike. Eighteen have recovered.

n Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. Eighteen have recovered.

The age breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases included 20 people in their 20s; 19 people each in their 40s, 50s and 60s; 11 people in their 30s; 10 people in their 70s; three people each in their 80s and 90s; and two people less than 20 years old.

The county has conducted 9,058 total tests. The results include 8,952 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.2%.

Livingston County

There were two new cases reported in Livingston County on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 161 cases. Four of the cases are active.

The active cases include two residents of Hemlock, and single cases in Piffard and Lakeville.

Livingston County has reported 149 total recoveries and eight deaths.

More than 13,700 tests have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The results of the 13,712 tests include 13,551 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.2%.

Livingston County has also conducted 1,082 antibody tests, which have resulted in 48 positive tests – a rate of 4.4%.

The antibody test is a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19.

The antibody positives represent those individuals who have had an antibody test and were shown to have exposure to the virus, but did not end up getting symptoms of the virus. A positive antibody test is not considered a positive COVID-19 test, and may instead be indicative of immunity to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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