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County reports 433 new COVID cases last week, 3 new deaths

The rate of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 has slowed slightly in Chautauqua County, according to weekly information released this morning by the health department.

From Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, there were 433 new cases of the virus along with three new virus-related deaths. There are currently 331 active cases, 33 people with the virus in the hospital and 700 people in quarantine. To date there have 12,612 total confirmed cases, 12,013 recoveries and 192 virus-related deaths.

During the week ending Oct. 2, there were 579 new cases; the week ending Sept. 25 there were 523; the week ending Sept. 18 there were 491; the week ending Sept. 11 there were 413; the week ending Sept. 4 there were 285; the week ending Aug. 28 there were 270; and the week ending Aug. 21 there were 113.

Since Aug. 1 there have been 3,179 new cases of the virus recorded in the county. Of those, 49% have involved people not vaccinated against the virus, 15% who were fully vaccinated, 7% partially vaccinated and 30% whose vaccination status was not known.

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