Two COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop

BATAVIA — Genesee and Orleans counties are changing their COVID-19 update schedule. Electronic press briefings will only be sent out bi-weekly at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The narrative and charts of the new cases will include the previous days.

The two counties will report the total number of positive cases, ages, the number of active cases and mandatory isolation. State facility data will be included on Fridays.

The counties will no longer be reporting by region, facility data, negative and recovered numbers. Hospitalizations and ages of new positive individuals will be reported in their narrative.

The total age breakdown and potential community exposure risks will continue to be posted on their websites. In the meantime, a total of 310 active cases was reported Friday in the GLOW region, an increase of three compared to Thursday. A total of 49 new cases were reported and 46 recoveries.

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

Genesee County on Friday reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 5,161 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March 2020.

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

New York state continues to report a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

The county reported 10 new recoveries for a total of 4,547 recoveries.

In Genesee County, 24,202 residents, or 42.1 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 19,693 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 69 active cases, five are hospitalized.

There have been 132,767 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 127,606 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 3.89 percent.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.4 percent.

Orleans County reported eight new positive cases for a total of 2,970 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, and 40s. They include people in the county’s central and western regions.

The county reported 12 new recoveries for a total of 2,497.

In Orleans County, 14,888 residents, or 36.7 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 11,671 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 82 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 72,780 total tests conducted for county residents, with 69,810 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.08 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.3 percent.

Wyoming County reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 2,651 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Six are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; none 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 two are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

One of the new cases are under the age of 20, one in their 20s, one in their 30s, four in their 40s, and two in their 50s.

As of Friday, the county had 51 active cases under mandatory isolation and 142 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 10 to 2,549.

In Wyoming County, 15,115 residents, or 37.7 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 12,591 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 51 by county health officials, identical to the state Department of Health report.

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 77,528 total tests conducted for county residents, with 74,877 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.42 percent among those tested.

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

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing its overall total to 4,448.

Livingston County also recorded 14 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,296.

There are 108 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an increase of four since Wednesday.

Of the current active cases, five are hospitalized, according to county health data. That represents an increase of one from the day before. Active cases include 18 in Dansville (up two); 15 in Livonia (up three); 12 in Lima (up three); 11 in Avon (down one); nine each in Geneseo (down four) and Nunda (down two); eight in Caledonia (up one); seven in Mount Morris (up two); six in Dalton (up one); four in Piffard; three in Conesus (down one); two in Springwater (up one) and a Honeoye Falls zip code in Livingston County (new); and single cases in Hunt (down two) and Linwood.

Livingston County is reporting 44 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State is reporting 58 deaths attributed to the virus.

Livingston County has administered 129,781 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 125,333 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.43 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 2.5 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported five active cases among its college community on Friday, an increase of one from Thursday. A total of three students were in mandatory quarantine, with none in precautionary quarantine. Six students were isolating, including four off-campus and two on-campus.

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