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County Reports 52nd-COVID-Related Death, 64 New Cases

Another COVID-related death was reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. The death, which appears to be a person over the age of 90, marks 52 to date.

The county Health Department also recorded 64 new COVID cases, of which nine involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, two in Fredonia, 16 in Jamestown, five in Ashville and four in Gerry. Several municipalities also reported one or two new cases.

There have been 5,938 total cases to date during the pandemic. As of Thursday, there were 520 active cases, 43 people with the virus in thea hospital and 5,366 recoveries.

In Cattaraugus County, 46 new COVID cases were reported Wednesday evening. To date there have been 3,421 confirmed cases, with 434 currently considered active along with 45 people with the virus in the hospital, 68 deaths and 2,919 recoveries.

The seven-day positivity rate, the number of positive COVID tests compared to the total number of tests administered, was at 6.3%.

There were also 17 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths reported in Warren County on Thursday. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 1,906 cases in the county and 75 deaths.

Of the cases, 1,576 are confirmed and 330 are probables.

The statistics for Warren General Hospital did not change — 30 COVID-positive patients, none on ventilators, and none in intensive care.

One in every 21 people in Warren County has or has had the virus – the department’s statistics indicate 4,863.4 infections per 100,000 population.

Brian Ferry contributed to this story.

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