County reports 115 new COVID cases, bump in hospitalizations

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with two new virus-related deaths, a bump in active cases and several new hospitalizations.

A vast majority of the new cases (57) are among residents living in the Jamestown zip code. The other cases break down as follows: 11 in Fredonia; eight in Dunkirk; seven in Falconer; four each in Westfield, Stockton and Sinclairville; three each in Silver Creek, Bemus Point and Brocton; two each in Frewsburg, Lakewood and Sherman; and one each in Panama, Mayville, Kennedy, Cassadaga and Forestville.

There are currently 405 active cases, an increase of 31 from information provided by the health department on Tuesday; 36 people with the virus in the hospital, an increase of five; and 933 people in quarantine, an increase of 65.

To date there have been 10,921 confirmed cases, 10,347 recoveries and 169 virus-related deaths.

There have been 1,576 cases documented since Aug. 1. Of those, 52% have involved people not vaccinated, 15% who were fully vaccinated, 7% partially vaccinated and 26% whose vaccination status was not known.

Just over 62% of the county’s population over the age of 12 have so far received at least one dose of a COVID vaccination while 56.8% have been fully vaccinated.


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