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County COVID-19 surge continues with 11 new cases

A new surge in COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County is continuing.

According to the Health Department, 11 new cases were reported Saturday bringing the total to 947. Since Oct. 17, there have been 109 total new cases reported — or an average of 13.6 per day during that stretch.

“As new cases climb across the country, in New York we are continuing our strategy of aggressively targeting micro-clusters whenever they pop up and implementing measures to stop any potential spread quickly,” state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We are able to be surgical in our approach because we have developed such large testing and contact tracing programs. The news from around the country is another reminder that while we have come a long way, this pandemic is not over and we must remain vigilant: wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance and be New York Tough. The only way to beat this thing is through compliance of public health law and by taking care of one another.”

Two regions of the Southern Tier in District 23, currently served by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, are in the micro-cluster category. They include Steuben County, where Corning is located, and Chemung County, where the seat is Elmira.

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