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Thirteenth COVID-19 Death Reported In County

For the second straight day, Chautauqua County is reporting a death that is being tied to COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the county said a man in his 60s with underlying conditions died. In addition, there were three new cases of the virus, all from Dunkirk.

There are 48 active cases and 295 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Twenty-three are under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory. As of Sunday, there are three people hospitalized.

To date, there have been: 640 recovered cases; 13 deaths; 701 total confirmed cases; and 47,609 negative test results.

There was, however, some better news from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

On Monday, Dr. Cedric Howard, vice president for enrollment and student services, announced no new positive cases of COVID-19 were documented from Friday’s 357 tests conducted in Steele Hall.

“Your collective efforts to be #FREDstrong continues to pay dividends. … There were zero positive cases. Since the start of the semester, Fredonia has conducted a grand total of 1,154 pool tests with two positive cases returned.”

Howard said the number of tests will increase this month to comply with a revision to the SUNY pool testing guidelines.

Fredonia, through August, has 116 positive COVID-19 cases and 10 during the current two-week period. Schools with more than 100 cases over a two-week period that began Sept. 26 are forced to go to a remote-learning model. SUNY Cortland began this on Tuesday and SUNY Oswego went back to attending classes on Monday.

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