Wyoming keeps COVID-free streak

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The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported Friday two additional people had recovered from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the county’s total to 151 people.

The department did also report one additional lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 162 cases.

The county had three active cases on Friday – one each in Hemlock, Piffard and Linwood, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.

The new case is in Linwood. The recovered cases were in Hemlock and Lakeville.

More than 14,300 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County residents, including 398 on Thursday. Results of the 14,304 tests include 14,142 negative tests, for an infection rate among those tested of 1.1%.

Livingston County has also conducted 1,098 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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