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State health-care vaccinations rise, Hochul reports

As of late Monday night, New York state Gov. Kathy Hochul was reporting that the number of health-care workers receiving a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine had increased dramatically over the last month. In a news release, the governor offered these numbers: -- The percentage of nursing ...

County records 42 new COVID cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 42 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 429 active cases of the virus in the county along with 33 people with the virus in the hospital, 1,282 in quarantine and a seven-day positivity rate of 8.4%. To date there have ...

Facing deadline, more NY health care workers vaccinate

ALBANY (AP) — Thousands of health care workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared, according to state figures. Workers at hospitals and nursing homes had until Monday to get their first ...

Visitation restrictions to be renewed by Brooks-TLC

Limits on visitors are being renewed, starting Wednesday, by the Brooks-TLC Hospital System in Dunkirk. In a news release issued this morning, the health-care facility announced the return of early pandemic restrictions in visitation due to a direct result of increases in volume, the new wave ...

Vaccination deadline arrives for NY health care workers

ALBANY (AP) — The deadline for hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to be vaccinated against COVID-19 arrived Monday with the prospect of severe staff shortages fueled by workers getting suspended or fired for refusing to be inoculated. With thousands of workers still thought ...

County reports 2 new virus deaths, 193 cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported two new virus-related deaths as well as 193 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. To date there have been 181 virus-related deaths and 11,794 confirmed cases in the county along with 11,190 recoveries. There are currently 423 active ...