COVID caution still urged

BATAVIA — Although overall numbers remain low, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties continues to increase.

The number of active cases in the three counties increased to 20 on Thursday. That compares to six active cases last Friday.

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

n Genesee County — Genesee County reported 127 cases tested Wednesday with one positive, with an overall total of 5,449 cases since the pandemic began, according to state health department data.

Five active cases were reported. Total recoveries are at 5,228.

New York state data indicated Thursday that 29,073 or 50.6 percent of Genesee County residents have received at least one vaccine dose; 27,280 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 0.8 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

n Orleans County — Orleans County’s state health department data reported 73 people tested Wednesday with no new positives for a total of 3,132 cases.

Nine active cases were reported. Recoveries remained the same at 3,019.

In Orleans County on Thursday, 18,379 residents, or 45.3 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 17,365 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 state data.

New York state reports a total of 124 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County and 83 deaths in Orleans County, representing no change.

n Wyoming County — Wyoming County tested 87 people Wednesday, with two testing positive, raising its overall total at 2,783 community cases, according to state and county data.

The number of active cases was six. Total recoveries increased to 2,724.

In Wyoming County on Thursday, 18,364 residents, or 45.8 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 17,330 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 1.7 percent, according to state data.

n Livingston County — A total of 32,454 residents, or 51.3 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose as of Thursday.

There are 30,901 residents who have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

New York state reports 60 COVID-related deaths in Livingston County.

A total of 119 people were tested Wednesday, according to the state’s COVID dashboard. None tested positive.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 0.5 percent, according to state data.

Several COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been scheduled in the GLOW Region.

They will include:

n A walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination clinic will be conducted today, July 16, in Wyoming County. It’s set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Department on 5362 Mungers Mill Rd. in Warsaw.

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone at least 18 years old. A limited number of Pfizer vaccine will be available for anyone at least 12 years old — a parent or guardian must accompany those under age 18 for consent to be vaccinated.

It’s asked that people bring identification and proof of insurance. There is no charge for uninsured people.

Call the Health Department at (585) 786-8890 for more information.

n A drive-thru clinic is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at 1 Murray Hill Drive in Mount Morris.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available.

Registration is restricted to those over 18 years old. People are advised to bring a photo ID and their insurance card.

Check https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1234/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinics to register.

n A mobile clinic is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hemlock Fair.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available.

Registration is restricted to those over 18 years old. People are advised to bring a photo ID and their insurance card.

Check https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1234/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinics to register.

n Genesee and Orleans counties offer regular Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson clinics.

The clinics are generally available on Wednesdays in Genesee County and Thursdays in Orleans County. Check https://gohealthny.org/covid-19-vaccine-information/ to register.

n For other vaccine providers including pharmacies, visit www.vaccines.gov.

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