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2 New Cases Of Virus Confirmed In Chautauqua County

Two new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed locally, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services announced. The total is now at 21.

County health officials said the new cases include a man and woman, both in their 40s. As of Wednesday afternoon, 108 county residents are either in quarantine or isolation under orders by Christine Schuyler, public health director.

“Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results or have risk factors,” Schuyler said.

There remains 11 active cases — those who continue to recover from the virus, as well as 229 tests that have come back negative.

To date, the bulk of confirmed cases involve residents who live in the north county (13), with three confirmed cases in the eastern part of the county; five in the south county; and none confirmed in the western part, though health officials said the virus is circulating throughout the community.

Eight people have fully recovered from the COVID-19 virus, while two deaths have been reported.

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