Active COVID-19 cases decline Recoveries rise in Wyoming, Livingston counties

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Recoveries outpaced new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and the number of active cases declined in two of the four GLOW region counties for a second consecutive day.

Health departments in Livingston and Wyoming counties reported just 15 new cases of COVID-19, while also reporting 24 total recoveries. The number of active cases in the two counties stood at 114 on Wednesday, down nine from the day before.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments do not provide data updates on Wednesday. The next county-level update is expected Friday.

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

Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its overall total to 2,723 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

As of Wednesday, the county had 35 active cases under mandatory isolation, and 184 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 10 to 2,636.

In Wyoming County, 16,022 residents, or 40.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,863 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 80,335 total tests conducted for county residents, with 77,612 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.39 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.6 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Health reported nine new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, increasing its overall total to 4,597.

Livingston County also recorded 14 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,473.

In Livingston County, 28,384 residents, or 44.9% of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 24,684 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

There are 79 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of five from Tuesday.

Of the current active cases, four are hospitalized, an increase of two from Tuesday, according to county health data.

Active cases included 15 in Dansville (down four), 10 in Geneseo (down three), nine in Nunda (up one), eight each in Lima (down one) and Mount Morris (up one), seven in Livonia, six in Avon (down two), three each in Caledonia, Springwater and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County (up one); two each in Piffard (down one) and Dalton, and single cases in Conesus, Hemlock (new) and Lakeville.

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

Livingston County has administered 135,379 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 130,782 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.40 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 3.1 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported three active cases among its college community on Wednesday. Additional data was unavailable.

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.

In Genesee County on Wednesday, 25,367 residents, or 44.1 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 22,102 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 1.5 percent, according to the state department of health.

In Orleans County on Wednesday, 15,757 residents, or 38.8 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,403 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.

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