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County reports 20th COVID-related death

Chautauqua County health officials reported yet another COVID-19-related fatality on Tuesday afternoon – the 20th death in the county from the coronavirus since March.

No further information was released about the individual that died, but 29 new cases were announced increasing the county’s total confirmed case count to 1,704 since a pandemic was declared in mid-March. There are 171 active cases and 13 hospitalizations. 868 people were reported as “quarantined contacts” and there are 10 “quarantined travelers.”

The county’s 7-day average infection rate is 3.7%.

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