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County reports 26th COVID-related death, cases top 3,000

It took until late October for Chautauqua County to reach the 1,000 mark in confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic.

The county crossed 2,000 cases just over a month later in early December.

The 3,000th mark took just two weeks.

The county Health Department on Tuesday reported 65 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,007. The county also recorded its 26th COVID-related death.

The number of people with the virus in the hospital also has increased, going from 33 reported Monday to 35. The number of active cases, meanwhile, has dropped, from 452 to 382.

Of the new cases reported Tuesday, which represents data collected Monday, 20 involve people living in the Jamestown zip code, 10 in Dunkirk, five in Fredonia, five in Silver Creek, six in Frewsburg and four in Ashville. Several municipalities also reported one or two new cases.

Jamestown currently has 119 active cases of COVID, and to date has had 777 cases, or about 26% of the county’s total.

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