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County Notes 17 Virus Cases, Active Number Down At Fredonia

Seventeen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Chautauqua County over the weekend, which put the total number of cases at 575. Ten new cases were announced Saturday with an additional seven Sunday. Chautauqua County officials said details on these cases will be announced Monday.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 among students at the State University of New York at Fredonia was down to 21 on Sunday. According to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, 67 students have recovered from the coronavirus, with 88 total confirmed cases.

Specifically, 30 students who reside on campus have tested positive while 58 off-campus students have tested positive.

As of Sunday morning, SUNY Fredonia said eight students who reside on campus were in isolation while 13 were isolated off-campus. Sixty-seven students have completed their isolation requirements.

The university said 28 students on campus were in quarantine, while 107 off-campus students were in quarantine.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday’s infection rate of 0.99 percent marked the 37th straight day that the rate has remained below one percent.

“Our numbers continue to reflect the work of New Yorkers, who ultimately flattened the curve,” Cuomo said. “For 37 days, our infection rate has remained below one percent, which is incredible when you think back to where we were in the spring. As we head into the fall and flu season ahead, we need everyone to continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and above all, stay New York tough.”

Western New York had a positive test rate of 2%, which was up from 1.5% on Friday.

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