Recoveries outnumber new COVID cases

BATAVIA — As travelers return from out-of-state, the number of related quarantines continues to rise throughout much of the GLOW region.

A total of 284 people were in travel-related quarantines in Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties, according their health departments. New York state requires travelers from states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for 14 days after returning,

Precautionary quarantine figures for Livingston County were not immediately available. Six new COVID-19 cases were also reported across the GLOW region.

Five new cases were reported Monday in Genesee and Orleans counties, according to the Genesee and Orleans Health Departments.

Genesee County reported four new cases over the weekend for a total of 253 since the pandemic began. The new cases are from Batavia and Le Roy. Two are in their 30s, one is in their 40s, and one is in their 80s.

None of the new positive cases were in mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One is hospitalized, and six new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County, to date, has had 14,312 negative tests. There are eight community cases under mandatory isolation, with 67 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 138 community cases under precautionary quarantine, five total deaths, and 186 community recoveries.

The infection rate among those tested is 1.7%.

Orleans County reported one new positive case for an overall total of 274. The new positive is a Ridgeway resident in their 20s who wasn’t under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One person is hospitalized, and 16 new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Orleans County has had 7,274 negative tests to date. There is one community case under mandatory isolation, 27 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 73 community cases under precautionary quarantine, 55 total deaths and 120 community recoveries.

The infection rate among those tested is 3.36%.

No new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Wyoming County while two new recoveries were reported.

The county has had 105 overall cases, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. The number of recoveries at has increased to 96.

Four people are under mandatory isolation, with 19 in mandatory quarantine and 73 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. The county has had five deaths.

Wyoming 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 32 have recovered.

n Thirty-three cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. Twenty-seven 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. Seventeen 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 and 60s; 18 people in their 50s; 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 8,777 total tests. The results include 8,672 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.2%.

One new COVID-19 case was reported Monday in Livingston County.

The total for recoveries was 149, while the number of total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 159.

There are two active cases in the county, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. Both of the active cases are in Hemlock.

Livingston County has had eight deaths attributed to COVID-19.

More than 13,000 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The result of the 13,387 tests include 13,228 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.18%.

Livingston County is also tracking antibodies. Of the 1,075 total antibody tests, there have been 47 positive tests, a rate of 4.37%.

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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