Two COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop

BATAVIA — Two new COVID-19 related deaths were reported over the Memorial Day weekend in the GLOW region.

The deaths occurred in Genesee and Livingston counties, according to county and state data. The Livingston County death involved a Dansville resident.

Active cases declined significantly in the meantime to 104 across the four-county GLOW region. That compares to 184 active cases on May 26.

A total of 22 new coronavirus cases were reported. Recovery numbers were unavailable for Orleans County, but the other three counties reported 61.

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

Genesee County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, for a total of 5,312 cases. The new positives were in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

Among the 16 active cases, four people were hospitalized.

There were also 18 new recoveries reported, for a total of 4,751 recoveries, according to health department data.

New York state data indicated Tuesday that 26,962 or 46.9 percent of Genesee County residents have received at least one vaccine dose; 23,631 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 0.6 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

Orleans County reported two new cases for a total of 3,085 cases as of Tuesday. Due to technology issues, Orleans County was unable to report ages and the number of people removed from mandatory isolation. This information will be updated in the June 4 briefing.

Of the county’s 45 active cases, one person was hospitalized.

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

In Orleans County on Tuesday, 16,933 residents, or 41.7 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 14,526 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 1.2 percent, according to state data.

New York state reports a total of 124 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County — an increase of one, and a community resident over the age of 65 — and 83 deaths in Orleans County.

Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing its overall total to 2,759 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.

As of Tuesday, the county had 13 active cases under mandatory isolation, and 34 people in mandatory quarantine.

The number of recoveries increased by 14 to 2,694.

In Wyoming County, 17,153 residents, or 42.8 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 15,038 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Wyoming County’s death total is being reported at 52 by county health officials, the same as the state Department of Health.

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 82,688 total tests conducted for county residents, with 79,929 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.34 percent among those tested.

The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 1.1 percent.

The Livingston County Department of Health reported 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since Friday, increasing its overall total to 4,690.

Livingston County also recorded 29 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,614.

In Livingston County, 30,070 residents, or 47.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 26,174 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

There are 30 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of 19 from Friday.

Of the current active cases, three are hospitalized, representing no change from Friday, according to county health data.

Active cases include seven in Dansville (down seven); six in Mount Morris; three each in Caledonia and Nunda (down two); two each in Avon (down two), Geneseo (down two), and Livonia (down three); and single cases in Conesus (down one), Dalton, Piffard, a Le Roy zip code in Livingston County (new), and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County.

The county is reporting 46 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State reports 60 such deaths in Livingston County.

Livingston County has administered 139,708 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 135,018 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.36 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of positives is 1.2 percent, according to state data.

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