Active COVID-19 cases rise past 250

The New York State Department of Health reported one new COVID-19-related death in the GLOW region on Wednesday as the four counties reported 47 new active cases of the virus.

Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties saw its number of total active cases rise to 223, surpassing 200 for the first time since March 19. The number of active cases in Genesee and Orleans counties each increased by 10 from the day before.

The region also saw 12 new recoveries, half of them in Livingston County.

The region’s death was reported in Orleans County by the state department of health, though the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments did not report a death. Data on deaths from local counties has been found to lag behind state data or be incomplete.

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

Genesee County on Wednesday reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,651 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March.

The new cases include people under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

Three of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Genesee County Jail.

The county also reported four new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,077.

In Genesee County, 16,126 residents, or 28.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 9,462 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 75 active cases, five are hospitalized.

New York state is reporting a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

There have been 113,998 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 109,347 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.08 percent.

Orleans County reported 12 new positive cases for a total of 2,565 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 80s. They include people in the county’s eastern, central and western region. One of the new positive individuals was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

One of the new positive individuals is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

The county reported one new recovery for a total of 2,158.

In Orleans County, 9,197 residents, or 22.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 5,330 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 43 active cases in Orleans County, three are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has had 83 COVID-related deaths — an increase of one.

To date, there have been 61,053 total tests conducted for county residents, with 58,488 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.20 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 2,313 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Two are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; one is from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; one is from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and two are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Three of the new cases are in their 30s, two are in their 40s, and one in his or her 50s.

There was no new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 514 cases. The cases at state correctional facilities are managed by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and are not included in the Wyoming County total.

As of Wednesday, the county had 34 active cases under mandatory isolation, 73 people in mandatory quarantine, and four in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state.

The number of recoveries increased by one, bringing the county’s total to 2,230.

In Wyoming County, 10,391 residents, or 25.9 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 5,972 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 49 by county health officials. The state Department of Health is reporting 50 deaths — an increase of one.

To date, there have been 66,789 total tests conducted for county residents, with 64,476 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.46 percent among those tested.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 12 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, increasing its overall total to 3,956 as of Monday.

There are 71 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an increase of six from Tuesday.

There have been no hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data.

Livingston County also recorded 6 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,841.

Active cases include 31 in Geneseo (up one), 11 in Dansville (up one), five in Mount Morris (up one), four in Avon (up one), three each in Caledonia (up one), Leicester (up one), Lima, Livonia, and Piffard; two in Groveland, and one each in Conesus, Hemlock and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County.

The county has reported 44 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has logged 58 deaths in Livingston County.

Livingston County has administered 111,894 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 107,938 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.54 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 35 active cases among its college community on Wednesday, an increase of eight from Tuesday.

A total of 55 people were in mandatory quarantine and none in precautionary quarantine. Thirty-eight people were in isolation, including 29 off campus and nine on campus, according to SUNY’s COVID-19 tracker.

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