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County reports 2 virus-related deaths, 235 new cases over weekend

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 235 new COVID cases, from data collected Friday through Sunday. The health department also recorded two new virus-related deaths, which raises the total to 77 during the pandemic.

There are currently 423 active cases as well as 39 people with the virus in the hospital, down from the 43 hospitalizations reported Friday.

Of the new cases reported over the three-day span, 45 have come from the Dunkirk zip code, 27 in Fredonia, 49 in Jamestown, 12 in Brocton, 14 in Lakewood and 20 in Westfield.

To date, four people between the ages of 40 and 49 have died due to COVID complications; three between 50 and 59′ six between 60 and 69; 19 between 70 and 79; 26 between 80 and 89; and six over the age of 90.

Meanwhile, at Heritage Green nursing facility, the site of a recent COVID cluster, 29 staff and 51 residents were confirmed to have COVID. The most recent case was identified on Friday.

At Heritage Village in Gerry, 12 staff and 29 residents tested positive. The most recent case there was confirmed on Sunday, according to information Heritage posted on its website.

In Cattaraugus County, health officials on Saturday announced its 71st COVID-related death, a 65-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her family and the entire Cattaraugus County community,” the county Health Department said in a statement.

There were 15 new confirmed virus cases reported Sunday in Cattaraugus County, marking 3,575 to date. There are currently 411 active cases along with 43 people with the virus in the hospital.

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