Two COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop

GENESEO — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Livingston County decreased to under 50 on Friday.

The decrease came as the overall number of active cases dropped again in Genesee, Orleans and Livingston counties. The three counties reported 127 active cases on Friday, compared to 159 on Tuesday, the last day all three counties reported together.

The three counties reported 32 new cases on Friday, along with 58 recoveries. But 15 people were hospitalized.

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

Genesee County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for a total of 5,309 cases. The new positives were under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

Among the 33 active cases, 10 people were hospitalized.

There were also 28 new recoveries reported, for a total of 4,733 recoveries, according to department of health data.

New York state data indicated Thursday that 26,519 or 46.1 percent of Genesee County residents have received at least one vaccine dose; 23,199 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.

Orleans County reported nine new cases for a total of 3,083 cases as of Thursday. One of the positive cases reported on Wednesday was removed as they do not live in Orleans County. The new cases are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 60s.

Of the county’s 45 active cases, two people were hospitalized.

Orleans County also reported 16 new recoveries for a total of 2,659 recoveries.

In Orleans County on Thursday, 16,747 residents, or 41.2 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 14,261 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.

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

The Livingston County Department of Health reported five new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing its overall total to 4,679.

Livingston County also recorded 14 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,585.

In Livingston County, 29,714 residents, or 47 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 25,699 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

There are 49 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of nine from Thursday.

Of the current active cases, three are hospitalized, an increase of one compared to Thursday, according to county health data. One person is listed in intensive care.

Active cases include 14 in Dansville (down three); six in Mount Morris (down two); five each in Livonia and Nunda (down two); four each in Avon (up one) and Geneseo (down one); three in Caledonia; two in Conesus; and single cases in Dalton, Lakeville, Leicester (down one), Lima, Piffard,and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County.

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

Livingston County has administered 139,039 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 134,360 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.37 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 1.7 percent, according to state data.

In Wyoming County on Thursday, 16,935 residents, or 42.2 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 14,806 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

A total of 254 people were tested Thursday, according to the state data tracker. Two tested positive.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 2 percent, according to state data.

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