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ALBION — As COVID-19 numbers ramp up in New York, Orleans County has reported the highest seven-day rolling average in the state.

Orleans County’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 11.9 percent of Sunday, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. It also reported a seven-day average of 92.2 cases per 100,000 people ranking second statewide behind Washington County.

In comparison, the statewide seven-day rolling average was 3.3 percent on Sunday, with a seven-day average of 27.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The remainder of the GLOW region also remained comparatively high, including:

n Genesee County’s seven-day rolling average was 9 percent on Sunday, with a seven-day average of 69.1 cases per 100,000 people.

n Wyoming County’s seven-day rolling average was 9.2 percent on Sunday, with a seven-day average of 59.5 cases per 100,000 people.

n Livingston County’s seven-day rolling average was 8.6 percent on Sunday, with a seven-day average of 68.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Those numbers have area health officials concerned.

“As the colder weather and winter holidays begin to bring more people indoors, now is a good time to get your COVID-19 vaccination — including pediatric vaccines and booster doses for those who are eligible,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County’s public health director.

Rodriguez reminds residents that the pandemic is not over.

“The health and safety of our community is paramount and we need to, more than ever remain vigilant,” she said. “If you are eligible get a booster as vaccine efficacy wanes over six months.”

Livingston County is hosting its first COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5 to 11 this week.

The clinics come as the county sees its number of active cases surpass 200. The 204 active cases as of Monday is triple the number of cases in Livingston County as compared to the same time last year, according to the county department of health.

The increase is the result of “more things open to full capacity, increased testing efforts for surveillance in schools and non-vaccinated staff,” Rodriguez said.

Two first dose Pfizer vaccine clinics for ages 5 to 11 years old are scheduled this week. The first is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the county’s Murray HIll Campus at 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris. The second clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 20 at Dansville High School, 282 Main St., Dansville.

The clinics are by appointment only. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/ydtyjenn.

GLOW REGION UPDATE

Statistics on Monday continued to show elevated COVID-19 rates.

A total of 967 active cases were reported Monday in the region, according to area health departments. That compares to 829 active cases reported on Friday.

Genesee County led the region in active cases, with Livingston County close behind.

Here’s a county-by-county look at the most recent data from Monday:

n Genesee County — From Friday to Monday, Genesee County reported 166 new positive cases for a total of 7,739, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The new cases are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

There are 326 active cases, out of which 22 are hospitalized.

There are 127 new recoveries for a total of 6,763.

Genesee County has reported a total of 141 deaths. Genesee County was recently notified of and reported the loss of six community residents that have occurred over the past three weeks. Five of the individuals were over the age of 65, and one individual was under the age 65.

A total of 33,819 people, or 58.8% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Tuesday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 31,509.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 11.05%.

n Orleans County — From Friday to Monday, Orleans County reported 83 new cases for a total of 5,089 positive cases.

The new cases are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

There are 255 active cases, out of which four are hospitalized.

There are 109 new recoveries for a total of 4,392. Orleans County has had 93 total deaths.

A total of 21,948 people, or 54.0% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Tuesday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 20,435.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 12.43%.

n Wyoming County — Eighty-one active cases were reported Tuesday for a total of 3,796 cases since the pandemic began, according to county data.

The number of recoveries is 3,652. There have been 62 deaths.

A total of 21,119 people, or 52.7% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Tuesday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 19,601.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 8.98%.

n Livingston County — As of Tuesday, Livingston County had 305 active cases, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

A total of 6,699 cases had been reported since the pandemic began, along with 6,337 recoveries. There have been 72 deaths, according to the state health department. The county’s COVID tracker reports 57 deaths.

A total of 37,105 people, or 58.7% of county residents, had received at least one vaccine dose as of Tuesday, according to the New York state vaccine dashboard. The number of people who have completed the series was 34,705. A total of 66.4% of the county’s population of those at least 18 years old had been vaccinated.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positives was 11.22%.

(Includes reporting by Ben Beagle, Mallory Diefenbach, and Matt Surtel)

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