Mandatory quarantines jump in Wyoming

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Three of the four GLOW region counties reported a total of four new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Genesee County has two new cases, while Livingston and Orleans counties reported one new case each. Wyoming County reported no new cases.

Across the GLOW region there has been a total of 34,308 tests conducted for COVID-19. The results include 33,573 negative tests and 735 positive tests, representing an infection rate of 2.1 percent.

With its new cases, Genesee County has had a total of 233 cases. Both of Friday new positives were from Batavia, including one of whom was in mandatory quarantine prior to becoming symptomatic. The patients are in the 20s and 60s. There are no new individuals under precautionary quarantine, and no individuals currently hospitalized.

Genesee County has conducted nearly 11,400 tests for COVID-19 among residents. The results of the 11,388 tests include 11,155 negative tests, from an infection rate among those tested of 2.0 percent.

There are five community cases under mandatory isolation, 19 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 11 cases under precautionary quarantine, five total deaths and 169 community recoveries.

Orleans County, which had gone a week without a newly-confirmed case, reported one new case on Friday - a Carlton resident in their 30s - for a total of 268 cases. The resident wasn’t in mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. There are three new individuals under precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. Six of the total active cases are hospitalized.

To date, Orleans County has conducted more than 6,100 tests for COVID-19. The results of the 6,151 tests have included 5,883 negative cases for an infection rate among those tested of 4.4 percent.

Orleans County has two community cases under mandatory isolation, five community cases under mandatory quarantine, 14 community cases under precautionary quarantine, 54 total deaths and 113 community recoveries.

WYOMING COUNTY

Data for Wyoming County was unchanged Friday. The county remained at 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 84 recoveries and five deaths. The county has four active cases.

The county has conducted more than 6,700 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results of the 6,710 tests included 6,617 negative tests, representing an infection rate among those tested of 1.4 percent.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Livingston County reported one new case in Springwater on Friday, a day after the county reported an “uptick” with six new lab-confirmed cases. There has been a total of 141 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County, including 11 active cases.

The active cases include four in Geneseo, three in Dansville, two in Springwater, and single cases in Caledonia and Livonia.

The county has had 122 total recoveries, the latest being a Dalton resident. There have been eight deaths.

In Livingston County, there have been 10,200 tests conducted for COVID-19, inlcuding 105 on Thursday. The results include 10,059 negative cases for an infection rate among those tested of 1.4 percent.

Livingston County is also tracking antibody testing, a blood test that looks for antibodies that are created in your body after you have had COVID-19. There have been a total of 969 antibody tests on county residents with 35 people testing positive, a rate of 3.6 percent.

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.

Livingston County did issue an exposure alert on Thursday for Springwater American Legion Post 905, 79985 School St., Springwater. The potential exposure occurred July 2 between 7:30 and 9 p.m. Anyone who was at the post at that time and is showing symptoms or has questions should contact their health care provider.

Common symptoms are fever, shortness of breath and cough. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have twice added to the list of possible symptoms, which may also include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste of smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Regional Editor Ben Beagle contributed to this report.

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