Active cases remain above 300

GENESEO — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 doubled Wednesday in Livingston County as the number of active cases in the GLOW region again topped 300.

Six people were hospitalized Wednesday in Livingston County, compared to three on Tuesday. Hospitalization statistics weren’t available from Wyoming County, but otherwise 16 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Genesee, Orleans and Livingston counties.

In the meantime, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the GLOW region increased to 306. That compares to 288 cases on Tuesday.

A total of 50 new cases and 32 recoveries were reported.

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

Genesee County on Thursday reported 16 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,977 cases since the pandemic arrived in the region in March 2020.

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

The county also reported two new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,368.

In Genesee County, 21,836 residents, or 38.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 15,437 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Of the 84 active cases, seven are hospitalized.

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

There have been 124,687 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 119,710 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 3.99 percent.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.5 percent.

Orleans County reported 11 new positive cases for a total of 2,796 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western regions. Two of the new positive individuals were previously on quarantine prior to testing positive.

One of the new positive individuals is an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility.

The county reported five new recoveries for a total of 2,310.

In Orleans County, 12,775 residents, or 31.5 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 9,141 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Among the 96 active cases in Orleans County, three are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

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

To date, there have been 68,091 total tests conducted for county residents, with 65,295 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.11 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 4 percent.

Wyoming County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,501 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

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

Four of the new cases is under the age of 20, five in their 20s, one in their 30s, three in their 40s, one in their 50s, and on in their 60s.

As of Thursday, the county had 46 active cases under mandatory isolation and 105 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 10, bringing the county’s total to 2,404.

In Wyoming County, 13,749 residents, or 34.3 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 9,867 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 what the state Department of Health is reporting.

To date, there have been 72,852 total tests conducted for county residents, with 70,351 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.43 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.2 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported eight new, confirmed COVID-19 on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 4,223.

Livingston County also recorded 15 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,099.

There are 80 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an decrease of seven since Tuesday.

Of the current active cases, six are hospitalized, according to county health data. That represents an increase of three since Wednesday.

Active cases include 14 in Caledonia (down one); 12 in Geneseo (down four); 11 each in Avon and Mount Morris (down one); nine in Dansville (down four); five each in Lima and Piffard (up one); three each in Leicester (up two) and Livonia; two in Nunda; and single cases in Conesus, Hemlock, Hunt, Lakeville and a Pavilion zip code in Livingston County.

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

Livingston County has administered 121,490 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 117,267 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 was 1.7 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 13 active cases among its college community on Thursday, a decrease of four from Wednesday. A total of 59 students were in quarantine, including 30 in mandatory quarantine, and 24 in precautionary quarantine. Thirteen students were isolating, including nine off-campus and four on-campus.

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