Uptick in new COVID cases continues locally
The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 33 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, continuing a recent uptick in cases locally.
Of the newest cases, 11 came from Jamestown, four in Dunkirk and three in Fredonia.
There are currently 213 active cases, 13 people with the virus in the hospital, 521 in quarantine and a seven-day positivity rate of 2.1%.
To date there have been 8,654 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 8,299 recoveries and 142 virus-related deaths.
As of Thursday, 48,115 residents within Chautauqua County have received at least one dose, while 33,272 have completed their vaccine series. In Cattaraugus County, 23,936 have received at least one shot, while 17,296 have completed their series.