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County Reports 46th COVID Death, 67 New Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported another COVID-related death on Wednesday, marking 46 to date during the pandemic and six in the last week.

The county also recorded 67 new COVID cases, of which 21 involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, six in Fredonia, 12 in Jamestown and five each in Silver Creek and Falconer. Several municipalities also had between one and three new cases, according to information collected for Tuesday and released Wednesday by health officials.

There have been 5,198 confirmed cases of the virus in the county, with 695 currently considered active. In addition, 42 people with the virus were in the hospital, unchanged from information released Tuesday, as well as 2,317 people in quarantine.

As of Wednesday, 3,622 residents in Chautauqua County had received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, a bump of 122 from Tuesday. The number of people who had received their second dose reached 340, an increase of 178.

Meanwhile, the Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported three additional COVID-related deaths. They involve an 84-year-old woman, 97-year-old man and 40-year-old woman.

To date, 64 Cattaraugus County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications.

“We extend our deepest condolences to their family and the entire Cattaraugus County community,” the county Health Department said.

There have been 3,128 confirmed cases of the virus in Cattaraugus County, with 489 cases considered active. There also have been 2,578 recoveries and 43 people with the virus in the hospital.

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