The Livingston County Department of Health reported three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on on Sunday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 108.

The total number of people who have recovered was 85 as of Saturday. There are 16 active cases in Livingston County.

The most recent cases are a male is his 40s who resides in Caledonia, a male in his 80s who resides in Geneseo, and a female in her 20s who lives in Caledonia, said Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.

The individuals and any associated household members are now in the county Department of Health quarantine process, according to Rodriguez.

The county Department of Health has begun outreach to identify those close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations, Rodriguez said.

Nearly 2,400 Livingston County residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus, including 87 on Saturday and almost 800 since the preceding Monday. The results of the 2,369 tests include 2,261 negative tests and 108 positive tests, representing an infection rate of 4.6 percent, the same as Saturday.

On May 5, the infection rate was 6.7 percent and has been trending down, even as testing in Livingston County has increased, according to data from the county department of health.

Public health and government officials continue to remind residents to be vigilant and take precautions that include practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, properly washing hands, cleaning surfaces regularly and staying at home if sick in order to fight the spread of COVID-19 and continue the region’s downward trends.

If the trend continues for the entire region, the second phase of reopenings would begin in about two weeks.

COVID-19 testing is available for Livingston County residents at curbside testing locations in Dansville and Geneseo. The tests are to confirm the presence of the COVID-19 virus and are not an antibody test, which is a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19.

Individuals seeking a test will need to first call their primary care physician to get a requisition for a test. Individuals who do not have a healthcare provider, should call the Livingston County Department of Health at (585) 243-7270 to see if they meet the COVID-19 testing criteria.

Testing includes those with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or trouble breathing. Testing has also been expanded to include those without a fever, but having other respiratory ailments, or those who are vulnerable due to underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 testing in Livingston County has also been prioritized for individuals with or without symptoms who are employed as health care workers, first responders, or in any position within a nursing home, long-term care facility, or other congregate care setting.

Drive-thru testing is also available at Monroe Community College campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd., to serve the Greater Rochester region, including Livingston County. Testing at this location is by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or registering online at https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/.

Confirmed cases in Livingston County include 37 in Avon, including 18 at Avon Nursing Home; 12 in Geneseo, 11 in Mount Morris, nine in Caledonia, seven each in North Dansville and Nunda; six each in Lima and York; five in Livonia, four each in Conesus and Springwater.

The first case was reported March 19.

There have been 85 recovered cases. The recovered cases include 25 in Avon, including nine residents at Avon Nursing Home; 11 in Geneseo, nine in Mount Morris, seven in Nunda, six each in Caledonia, North Dansville and York, five each in Livonia, four each in Conesus and Lima, and two in Springwater.

All cases reported in Conesus, Livonia, Nunda and York have recovered.

Active cases include six in Avon, two each in Caledonia, Lima, Mount Morris and Springwater; and a single cases in Geneseo and North Dansville.

Six Livingston County towns have not had a single confirmed case of COVID-19. They are Groveland, Leicester, Ossian, Portage, Sparta and West Sparta.

The county has reported seven deaths attributed to COVID-19. Six of those deaths have been residents of Avon, including five residents of Avon Nursing Home. The first death was in Caledonia.

The county updates its COVID-19 tracking map daily. To view it, click here.

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms.

If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, call the county Department of Health at (585) 243-7270.

For general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer, call 1-877-280-6775.

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