Three new deaths in glow region

Livingston County recorded its 11th COVID-19 related death on Wednesday, according to the county’s data tracker.

The death of a Lima resident is the third in the county during November and second in less than a week.

No other demographic information was available due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The county’s COVID-19 tracking map was updated late Wednesday night. There were no updates on Thursday.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 29 new cases on Wednesday, brining its total to 682 confirmed cases.

There were 80 active cases on Wednesday, one short of the county’s single-day high of 81, reported on Nov. 18.

Active cases include 14 cases in Lima; 12 in Caledonia, nine each in Avon and Mount Morris, seven each in Dansville and Geneseo, six each in Livonia, and an area of Wayland with a Livingston County zip code; three in Conesus and Piffard, and single cases in Dalton, Linwood, Leicester, and Springwater.

The county also reported 26 recoveries, bringing its total recoveries to 591.

Livingston County had gone months without a death related to COVID-19, before reporting the death Nov. 9 of a Dansville man in his 70s with pre-existing health conditions who had been hospitalized for some time. Then, on Nov. 20, a resident of Alpine Manor in Lima died from COVID-19-related causes, according to the health department.

Prior to the Nov. 9 death, the county’s last COVID-related death had occurred on June 7.

Livingston County has administered 51,614 tests for COVID-19 among county residents as of Wednesday. The results include 50,932 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 1.32 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported three active cases within its college community on Thursday, while 44 students are in quarantine, according to data from the college’s COVID-19 dashboard and the state tracker. A total of 86 students or staff at SUNY Geneseo have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 28, according to the state tracker.

There have been 79 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the four-county GLOW region since March, according to data from each county’s health departments.

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