Active COVID cases continue decline in 2 counties

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COVID-19 data from Livingston and Wyoming counties continues to improve as recoveries outpaced new cases for a third consecutive day and the number of active cases of the virus declined, according to data from the respective health departments.

There were 14 new cases reported against 19 recoveries in the two counties. No deaths were reported and the number of active cases was down five to 109.

Data for the GLOW region on Thursday is incomplete. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments do not provide data updates on Wednesday. The next county-level update is expected today.

The seven-day rolling average of positive cases in the nine-county Finger Lakes region, which includes the four GLOW counties, was at 2.5 percent. Of the four GLOW region counties, only Livingston County was higher than the region’s average, according to data from the state department of health.

Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:

Wyoming County reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,726 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

As of Thursday, the county had 35 active cases under mandatory isolation, and 181 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by three to 2,639.

In Wyoming County, 16,194 residents, or 40.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,973 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 52 by county health officials, the same as the state Department of Health.

No new cases were reported at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. The overall total remained at 533 cases since the pandemic arrived locally.

To date, there have been 80,657 total tests conducted for county residents, with 77,931 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.37 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.3 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Health reported 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 4,608.

Livingston County also recorded 16 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,489.

In Livingston County, 28,614 residents, or 45.3% of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 24,855 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

There are 74 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of five from Wednesday.

Of the current active cases, three are hospitalized, a decrease of one from Wednesday, according to county health data.

Active cases include 17 in Dansville (up two), 11 in Geneseo (up one), eight each in Lima and Mount Morris, six in Nunda (down three), five in Livonia (down two), three each in Avon (down three), Caledonia, Piffard (up one), and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County; two in Springwater (down one), and single cases in Leicester (new), Conesus, Dalton (down one), Lakeville and Hemlock.

The county is reporting 45 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State reports 59 such deaths in Livingston County.

Livingston County has administered 135,906 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 131,208 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.39 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 3.2 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported one active case among its college community on Thursday, a decrease of one from the day before. There was one person in mandatory quarantine, and three people in isolation, including two off campus and one on campus, according to the SUNY COVID-19 tracker.

New York State data indicated Thursday that 44.5 percent of Genesee County residents have received at least one vaccine dose; 22,280 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 1.6 percent, according to the state department of health.

In Orleans County on Thursday, 15,959 residents, or 39.3 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,512 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 1.9 percent, according to state data.

As of Tuesday, Genesee County reported a total of 5,255 cases, with nine people hospitalized out of 54 active cases. There have been a total of 4,656 recoveries, according to department of health data.

Orleans County reported a total of 3,043 cases as of Tuesday, with one of the 49 active cases hospitalized. The county also reported a total of 2,610 recoveries.

New York state reports a total of 123 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County and 83 deaths in Orleans County.

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