GLOW sees six new COVID cases

BATAVIA — Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday across the GLOW region.

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

Genesee County reported three new cases for a total of 249 since the pandemic began. The new cases are from Batavia, Le Roy and Pembroke. One of which was under the age of 20 and the other two were in their 50s.

Two of the new positive cases were in mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. No active cases are hospitalized, and six new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County, to date, has had 13,802 negative tests. There are nine community cases under mandatory isolation, with 65 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 115 community cases under precautionary quarantine, five total deaths, and 181 community recoveries.

The infection rate among those tested is 1.8%.

Orleans County on the other hand had one new positive case for an overall total of 273. The new positive is an Albion resident in their 50s who wasn’t under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive. There are no hospitalizations of active cases, and eight new people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Orleans County has had 7,025 negative tests to date. There are two community cases under mandatory isolation, 20 community cases under mandatory quarantine, 81 community cases under precautionary quarantine, 55 total deaths and 118 community recoveries.

The infection rate among those tested is 3.7%.

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday in Wyoming County.

The newest cases were reported in the county’s northwest and southwest quadrants, according to the Wyoming County Health Department. Both people were in their 50s.

Wyoming County has now had 105 total cases since the pandemic began. The number of recoveries remained stable at 94.

Six people are under mandatory isolation, with 21 in mandatory quarantine and 61 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. A total of five people have died.

Wyoming 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 32 have recovered.

n Thirty-three cases have been confirmed in the northeast quadrant. Twenty-seven 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. Seventeen have recovered.

n Nineteen cases have been confirmed in the southwest quadrant that includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield. A total of 18 have recovered.

The age breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases included 20 people in their 20s; 19 people each in their 40s and 60s; 18 people in their 50s; 11 people in their 30s; 10 people in their 70s; three people each in their 80s and 90s; and two people less than 20 years old.

The county has conducted 8,417 total tests. The results include 8,312 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.25%.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Coronavirus numbers essentially remained stable Friday in Livingston County.

No new recoveries were reported, while the number of total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 remained at 158. There are five active cases in the county, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map.

The active cases are single cases in Avon, Caledonia, Dansville, Hemlock and Mount Morris.

Livingston County has had eight deaths attributed to COVID-19.

More than 12,500 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The result of the 12,669 tests include 12,511 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 1.25%.

Livingston County is also tracking antibodies. Of the 1,065 total antibody tests, there have been 47 positive tests, a rate of 4.43%.

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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