Area COVID cases exceed 800

BATAVIA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit a benchmark Friday in the GLOW region.

The area that includes Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston counties has now had more than 800 since the pandemic hit locally in March. As it stands, the region has now had 801 total cases.

Two new cases were reported Friday in Genesee and Orleans counties, according to the Genesee and Orleans Health Departments.

Genesee County reported one new cases for a total of 256 since the pandemic began. The new cases is a Batavia resident in their 30s. The person was not in mandatory quarantine before testing positive.

One person hospitalized, and 23 new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County, to date, has had 14,957 negative tests. There are six active community cases under mandatory isolation, with 71 community people under mandatory quarantine, 176 community cases under precautionary quarantine, five total deaths, and 191 community recoveries.

The infection rate among those tested is 1.68%.

Orleans County reported one new positive case for an overall total of 276. The new positive is a Shelby resident in their 60s who wasn’t under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. One person is hospitalized, and 12 new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Orleans County has had 7,653 negative tests to date. There are three active community cases under mandatory isolation, 29 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 64 community cases under precautionary quarantine, 55 total deaths and 120 community recoveries. The infection rate among those tested is 3.48 percent.

Wyoming County

One new COVID-19 case was reported Friday in Wyoming County.

The new case was reported in the county’s northeast quadrant that includes Warsaw, Perry, Middlebury and Covington. It involved a person less than 20 years old.

The county has had 107 overall cases, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. The number of recoveries remained stable at 97.

Five active cases are under mandatory isolation, with 15 in mandatory quarantine and 72 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. The county has had five deaths.

The county’s current statistics include:

n A total of 34 cases have been confirmed in the northwest quadrant that includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon. Two have been attributed to Attica Correctional Facility and 33 have recovered.

n Thirty-five cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant. Twenty-eight of those have recovered and five have died.

n Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southeast quadrant that includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike. Eighteen have recovered.

n Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. Eighteen have recovered.

The age breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases included 20 people in their 20s; 19 people each in their 40s, 50s and 60s; 11 people in their 30s; 10 people in their 70s; three people each in their 80s and 90s; and three people less than 20 years old.

The county has conducted 9,270 total tests. The results include 9,163 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.16%.

Livingston County

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.

(Includes reporting by Ben Beagle)

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