The number of people reported as recovered from COVID-19 continues to outpace the number of new confirmed cases in the four-county GLOW region, according to data from the county health departments.
There were 78 total recoveries reported in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties on Friday, compared to 60 new active cases in the four counties.
The four counties reported a total of 192 active cases, compared to 226 active cases on Tuesday, the last time all four counties reported data.
Citing lower COVID-19 cases numbers and increasing vaccination among residents, Wyoming County said Friday it would reduce the frequency of its COVID update. County officials expect to issue updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and if there is an important development, officials said.
Wyoming County will join the Genesee and Orleans Counties Health Departments in limiting the frequency of its COVID updates.
Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling average of positive cases in the nine-county Finger Lakes region, which includes the four GLOW counties, remained at 2.5 percent. The state’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases is 1.0 percent. Of the four GLOW region counties, only Livingston County was higher than the region’s average, according to data from the state department of health.
Here’s a county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for a total of 5,277 cases. The new positives were under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 80s.
Among the 50 active cases, nine people were hospitalized.
There were also 25 new recoveries reported, for a total of 4,681 recoveries, according to department of health data.
New York State data indicated Friday that 25,704 or 44.7 percent of Genesee County residents have received at least one vaccine dose; 22,365 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 1.6 percent, according to the state department of health.
Orleans County reported 13 new cases for a total of 3,056 cases as of Friday. The new cases are under the age of 20 and in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
Of the county’s 44 active cases, one person was hospitalized.
Orleans County also reported 17 new recoveries for a total of 2,627 recoveries.
In Orleans County on Friday, 16,098 residents, or 39.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 13,609 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 1.9 percent, according to state data.
New York state reports a total of 123 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County and 83 deaths in Orleans County.
Wyoming County reported six new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 2,732 community cases since the pandemic began, according to the Wyoming County Health Department.
As of Friday, the county had 29 active cases under mandatory isolation, and 145 people in mandatory quarantine.
The number of recoveries increased by 12 to 2,651.
In Wyoming County, 16,340 residents, or 40.8 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 14,168 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s 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 80,868 total tests conducted for county residents, with 78,136 of them negative, for an infection rate of 3.38 percent among those tested.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 2.3 percent.
The Livingston County Department of Health reported 19 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing its overall total to 4,627.
Livingston County also recorded 24 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,513.
In Livingston County, 28,770 residents, or 45.5% of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 25,001 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
There are 69 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, a decrease of five from Thursday.
Of the current active cases, two are hospitalized, a decrease of one from Thursday, according to county health data.
Active cases include 17 in Dansville, nine each in Geneseo (down two), Lima (up one), and Mount Morris (up one); four each in Livonia (down one) and Nunda (down two), three in Avon and a Wayland zip code in Livingston County, two each in Caledonia (down one), Lakeville (up one), and Piffard (down one); and single cases in Conesus, Dalton, Hemlock, Leicester, and Springwater (down one).
The county is reporting 45 COVID-19-related deaths. New York State reports 59 such deaths in Livingston County.
Livingston County has administered 136,617 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 131,990 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.39 percent.
The seven-day rolling average of positives is 3.0 percent.
SUNY Geneseo reported no active case among its college community on Friday, a decrease of one from the day before. There was one person in mandatory quarantine, and one person isolating off campus, according to the SUNY COVID-19 tracker.