LCDOH: Positive case reported April 13 was reinfected

MOUNT MORRIS — The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) on Wednesday reported two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County.

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, the individuals and any associated household members are now in the LCDOH quarantine process. They are:

A woman in her 100s who resides in Avon.

A woman in her 50s who resides in Nunda.

LCDOH was notified of these positive cases Wednesday morning.

Rodriguez stated that LCDOH will immediately begin outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.

In addition, Rodriguez notes an adjustment to the current number of positive cases due to a reinfection. A positive case reported on April 13, is a re-infected individual from a previously reported positive case. Based upon consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), LCDOH is now reporting this as one case rather than two. All future positive cases involving reinfection will be reported in the same manner per New York State guidance.

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

Positive Test results: 38

Negative Test results: 381

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7270. Call 1-877-280-6775 if you would like general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer. Livingston County Mental Health has created a help line for community members who need someone to talk to during these stressful times. This is a free and confidential service. Call 585-243-7251, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.