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County announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

Ten new cases were announced during the weekly press briefing in Mayville regarding the coronavirus.

The new cases include: one under the age of 18; two young adults, a male and female; a female in her 20s; male and female in their 30s; a male in his 40s; two males in their 50s; and one female in her 60s.

There are 27 active cases, including no hospitalized cases. Thirty-nine have recovered, there have been four deaths, 189 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored and 2,146 negative test results to date.

“This is serious; take it seriously,” said Christine Schuyler, Director of Health and Human Services. “COVID-19 has been identified in every part of Chautauqua County. Persons, with or without symptoms, and of any age, gender, race or religion, could be infected and spread the virus. Please wash your hands, cover your face, and respect six feet of space.”

On Tuesday, the Western New York Region moved to Phase 1 Reopening. This allowed construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; retail (limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off); manufacturing, and wholesale trade businesses to reopen.

“As we move forward with reopening in a safe and responsible manner, I urge everyone to please remain diligent and continue our preventive and social distancing measures so we don’t backtrack by having a spike of COVID-19 cases in our region,” said Wendel.

The north county, according to the county’s map, continues to have the most cases with 44. There are 11 cases in the west, 11 cases in the south and four in the east.

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