Active COVID-19 cases decline again in GLOW region

BATAVIA — The GLOW region marked another milestone Thursday amid a COVID-19 situation which appears to be improving gradually.

A total of 37 new cases were reported across the four counties. That’s the fewest number of new cases reported in a single day by the four GLOW counties since Nov. 6, 2020 when the counties reported a total of 34 new cases.

Twenty-eight recoveries were reported on Thursday.

A total of 238 active cases were reported in the four-county area.

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 4,319 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, 70s and 80s. They include people in the county’s western, central and eastern regions.

The county also reported 12 new recoveries, for a total of 3,778.

In Genesee County, 9,135 residents, or 15.9 percent of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose; 5,099 residents have completed the vaccine series.

Of the 76 active cases, two are hospitalized.

New York state is reporting a total of 118 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.

There have been 100,967 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 96,648 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.28 percent.

Orleans County reported five new positive cases for a total of 2,433 since the pandemic began.

The individuals are younger than age 20 and in their 20s and 50s. They include people in the county’s western, eastern and central regions. Three of the new positive individuals were under mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

In Orleans County, 4,455 residents, or 11.0 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 2,410 residents have completed the vaccine series.

The county reported two new recoveries for a total of 2,034.

Among the 44 active cases in Orleans County, two are hospitalized, according to county health officials.

The state is reporting Orleans County has 81 deaths.

To date, there have been 54,414 total tests conducted for county residents, with 51,981 of them negative, for an infection rate of 4.47 percent among those tested.

Wyoming County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its overall total to 2,138 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

Two are from the northwest quadrant, which includes Attica, Bennington, Orangeville and Sheldon; three are from the southwest quadrant, which includes Arcade, Eagle, Java and Wethersfield; none are from the southeast quadrant, which includes Castile, Gainesville, Genesee Falls and Pike; and none are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.

Two cases are under the age of 20, one in their 20s, one in their 40s, and one in their 70s.

There were five new cases at state correctional facilities in Wyoming County. Those facilities have had a total of 491 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 Thursday, the county had 47 active cases under mandatory isolation, 94 people in mandatory quarantine, and 24 in precautionary quarantine after traveling out-of-state. Wyoming County Health Department has administered 3,585 vaccine doses to date.

The number of recoveries increased by one, bringing the county’s total to 2,042.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 49 by county health officials. That is same number the state Department of Health is reporting.

A total of 60,339 tests have been conducted, with 58,201 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is 3.54 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 3,686.

There are 71 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, marking an decrease of two since Wednesday.

There have been no hospitalizations since Feb. 24, according to county health data.

Livingston County also recorded 13 new recoveries, bringing its total to 3,572.

Active cases include 45 in Geneseo (down five), five in Mount Morris (up three), four each in Caledonia and Livonia (down two), three in Piffard (up two), two each in Avon (up one), Lima (new), and Dansville (new); and one each in Hemlock, Groveland (new), Nunda (new) and Springwater (new).

The county has reported 43 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the county tracking map. New York state has tallied 56 deaths in Livingston County, an increase of one from Wednesday.

Livingston County has administered 101,399 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 97,713 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.64 percent.

SUNY Geneseo reported 52 active cases among its college community on Tuesday, according to the SUNY Geneseo COVID-19 tracker. That represents a decrease of 26 from Wednesday.

A total of 90 people were in quarantine at the college, including 69 in mandatory quarantine and 21 in precautionary quarantine. Seventy-one people were in isolating, including 46 isolating off-campus and 25 isolating on-campus.

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