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11 new county COVID cases; school numbers on rise

Five new cases in Jamestown, four in Dunkirk and one each in Fredonia and Lakewood were announced on Friday by the Chautauqua County Health Department. There are 71 active cases that also continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official.

According to the state School COVID-19 Report Card, a number of districts have been dealing with the virus as well. Through Thursday, the dashboard reported instances in Dunkirk Middle School, School 5 and 7. Other cases included one in Cassadaga Valley, Gowanda and Brocton.

Also Friday, Jamestown Public Schools announced Friday that a student at Washington Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release, the student last attended school in-person on Monday, Oct. 5. The Chautauqua County Health Department alerted the district of the case and has started contact tracing to determine who may have been in close or poximate contact with the student that tested positive.

In addition, the county reported 355 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. and 23 under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory. Fiver were hospitalized in Chautauqua County through Wednesday.

To date, there have been: 654 recovered cases; 13 deaths; 738 total confirmed cases; and 49,296 negative test results.

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