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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach New High For County

An additional 14 cases from the north county are part of 26 positive COVID-19 infections announced today by the Chautauqua County Health Department. In addition, the hospitalization rate is at its highest since the pandemic began at 22 as of Sunday.

Since Oct. 13, the department has announced 65 cases from Dunkirk-Fredonia. Of those cases, 15 are being lined to a private event that has created a cluster of positive tests in the north county. In addition, a number of Dunkirk clubs on the east side of the city have also seen a spread of the virus through their members.

Currently, there are 119 active cases with the newest cases coming from: Dunkirk, 11; Jamestown, seven; three in Fredonia and Falconer; and one in Frewsburg and Sinclairville.

There are five active cases among employees of and 38 active cases among residents associated with Tanglewood Manor. Eighteen employees and 52 residents associated with this outbreak have recovered.

To date, there have been 855 recovered cases; 13 deaths; and 987 total confirmed cases.

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