BATAVIA — One COVID-19 related death was reported Friday in Genesee County.
The death was reported as the number of active cases in the GLOW region decreased slightly to 289, compared to 292 on Thursday.
At least eight of the active cases are hospitalized. Wyoming County has not reported its hospitalizations.
A total of 56 new cases were also reported, along with 57 recoveries.
Cases have been rising since April began, with the younger population driving that uptick.
Spring breaks has been a contributing factor, said Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.
“Just like with a holiday, we expected a surge,” Rodriguez said.
Livingston County is expanding is vaccination clinic schedule to includes nights and weekends, she said.
Previously, Rodriguez said Livingston County – like Genesee and Orleans counties reported this week – has had some challenges in filling all of its vaccination appointments. Rodriguez cited hesitancy among people to use a new vaccine, a hesitancy that increased with news that use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be paused following reports of six instances in which blood clots were experienced.
Rodriguez is cautioning people not to be complacent in protecting themselves even as vaccines have become more available. People should, she said, “stay vigilant, wear a mask, even if vaccinated.”
Here’s county-by-county look at the data:
Genesee County on Friday reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,903 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, 50s, 60s and 80s. They include people in the county’s central, eastern and western regions.
One of the new positive individuals is a resident of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing.
Genesee County announced the death of a community resident over the age of 65 to COVID-19. This number was not factored into the state’s death total for Friday.
The county also reported 19 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,294.
In Genesee County, 21,073 residents, or 36.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 14,026 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
Of the 86 active cases, three are hospitalized.
New York state is reporting a total of 121 COVID-19-related deaths in Genesee County.
There have been 121,812 total tests for the virus conducted in Genesee County. The results include 116,909 negative tests for an infection rate among those tested of 4.03 percent.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases was 3.2 percent.
Orleans County reported 16 new positive cases for a total of 2,720 since the pandemic began.
A positive individual yesterday was not a resident of Orleans County, and was removed from the total.
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 are inmates at the Albion Correctional Facility and one is a resident of Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
The county reported 14 new recoveries for a total of 2,262.
In Orleans County, 11,984 residents, or 29.5 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 8,349 residents have completed the vaccine series, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
Among the 74 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 66,177 total tests conducted for county residents, with 63,457 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 3.0 percent.
Wyoming County reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its overall total to 2,447 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 three are from the northeast quadrant, which includes Covington, Middlebury, Perry and Warsaw.
Two of the new cases are in under the age of 20, one in his or her 20s, one in his or her 30s, one in his or her 40s, one in his or her 50s, one in his or her 60s, one in his or her 80s.
As of Friday, the county had 41 active cases under mandatory isolation and 134 people in mandatory quarantine.
The number of recoveries increased by five, bringing the county’s total to 2,355.
In Wyoming County, 13,060 residents, or 32.6 percent of county residents, have received at least one vaccine dose; 8,942 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 71,262 total tests conducted for county residents, with 68,815 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 3.7 percent.
The Livingston County Department of Public Health reported 15 new, confirmed COVID-19 on Friday, increasing its overall total to 4,159.
Livingston County also recorded 19 new recoveries, bringing its total to 4,027.
There are 88 active cases among Livingston County residents, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map, an decrease of four from Wednesday.
Of the current active cases, two are hospitalized, according to county health data.
Active cases include 16 each in Caledonia (up one) and Geneseo (down one); 11 in Dansville (up one); 10 each in Avon (down three) and Livonia (down one); six in Mount Morris; five in Nunda (down one); four in Piffard; three in Springwater; two cases in Conesus (up one) and Lima (up one); and single cases in Hunt, Lakeville, 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 118,861 tests for COVID-19 among county residents. The results include 114,702 negative results, according to the county’s COVID-19 tracking map. The infection rate among those tested is 3.50 percent.
The seven-day rolling average of positives was 1.9 percent.
SUNY Geneseo reported 16 active cases among its college community on Friday, an increase of three from Thursday.
Thirty-one students were in mandatory quarantine with 12 in precautionary quarantine.
Thirteen students were isolating, including 10 off-campus and three on-campus.
Regional Editor Ben Beagle and News Editor Matt Surtel contributed to this report.