The Livingston County Department of Health reports on new positive case of COVID-19 in the county as of Tuesday morning, bringing to 109 the total number of positive cases the county has had.
Of those cases, 89 people have been deemed recovered, according to the county Department of Health.
The new case is a teenage girl who resides in Mount Morris, according the Jennifer Rodriguez, public health director for Livingston County.
The girl and any associated contacts are now in the county Department of Health quarantine process.
The county Department of Health has begun outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.
There are 13 active cases within Livingston County. No new cases were announced Monday. Two people have recovered since Monday.
Nearly 2,500 Livingston County residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus. The results of the 2,474 tests include 2,365 negative tests and 109 positive tests, representing an infection rate of 4.4 percent.
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.
COVID-19 testing is now available to any individual who is a Phase 1 worker, has COVID-19 symptoms, has had contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19, is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine, is employed as a health care worker, nursing home worker or first responder; or is an essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working. Testing also includes those without a fever, but having other respiratory ailments, or those who are vulnerable due to underlying health conditions.
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.
To make an appointment at a local testing site, visit https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ or call 1-888-364-3065.
Individuals seeking a test may also 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.
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 each in Geneseo and 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 89 recovered cases. The recovered cases include 27 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 and Lima, four in Conesus, and three in Springwater.
All cases reported in Conesus, Livonia, Nunda and York have recovered.
Active cases include four in Avon, three in Mount Morris, two in Caledonia, and a single cases in Geneseo, Lima, North Dansville and Springwater.
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.
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 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.