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Coronavirus coverage

County reports 433 new COVID cases last week, 3 new deaths

The rate of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 has slowed slightly in Chautauqua County, according to weekly information released this morning by the health department. From Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, there were 433 new cases of the virus along with three new virus-related deaths. There are currently 331 ...

Religious vaccine exemption stays for NY health care workers

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that New York must continue to allow health care workers to seek exemptions from a statewide vaccine mandate on religious grounds as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds. Judge David Hurd in Utica had issued a temporary restraining ...

New COVID cases have increased each week

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 579 new cases of COVID-19 for the week ending Oct. 2. The county also noted four virus-related deaths, marking 189 to date. The health department recently changed its reporting method of COVID statistics, going from a daily report to a ...

2 new virus deaths reported as county crosses 12K cases

Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. That raises the total to 183 such fatalities to date in the county. The health department also recorded 84 new cases of the virus, with 35 involving people residing in the Jamestown zip code ...

Brooks-TLC confirms challenges with obstetrics unit

Brooks-TLC Hospital System this afternoon confirmed what was first reported by the OBSERVER and The Post-Journal: it is facing tremendous challenges with its obstetrics unit at this time. In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, the health-care institution said 92% of its staff is ...

County reports 102 new cases of COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Fifty-two of the cases came from the Jamestown zip code. There are currently 437 active cases of the virus in Chautauqua County as well as 33 people with COVID in the hospital, 1,284 people in ...