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BATAVIA — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties decreased slightly on Friday.

The three counties reported 196 active cases, compared to 197 on Thursday. The statistics don’t include Livingston County, for which data was not available as of press time Friday evening.

A total of 37 new cases were reported in the three counties and 32 recoveries. The seven-day rolling average of positive cases also increased slightly in all three counties.

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

Genesee County on Friday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,797 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 90s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western regions.

Two of the new positive individuals are inmates at the Genesee County Jail and one is a resident of the New York State Veterans’ Home at Batavia.

The county also reported 11 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,193.

In Genesee County, 19,285 residents, or 33.5 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 12,211 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 84 active cases, five are hospitalized.

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

There have been 118,751 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 113,954 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.04 percent.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.7 percent.

Orleans County reported eight new positive cases for a total of 2,646 since the pandemic began.

One of yesterday’s positive individuals was determined not to be an Orleans County resident, therefore that individual was removed from our count and yesterday’s positive count was 16 new positives totaling 2,638.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 40s, 50s and 70s. They include people in the county’s 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 an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility.

The county reported eight new recoveries for a total of 2,208.

In Orleans County, 10,726 residents, or 26.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 6,915 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 58 active cases in Orleans County, two are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has had 83 COVID-related deaths.

To date, there have been 63,926 total tests conducted for county residents, with 61,280 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.14 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3 percent.

Wyoming County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 2,402 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Four are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; two are 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 seven are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Four of the new cases are under the age of 20, two are in their 20s, two are in their 30s, two are in their 40s, three are in their 50s, one is in their 50s, and one is in their 70s.

There was one new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 526 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 Friday, the county had 54 active cases under mandatory isolation and 110 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 13, bringing the county’s total to 2,298.

In Wyoming County, 12,192 residents, or 30.4 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 7,549 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 50 by county health officials, identical to what the state Department of Health is reporting.

To date, there have been 69,205 total tests conducted for county residents, with 66,803 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.47 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 4.3 percent.

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