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County announces 5 new COVID cases

Chautauqua County officials announced five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, one day after revealing that 47 of Monday’s 53 confirmed cases were related to an outbreak at Tanglewood Manor and Memory Garden in Jamestown.

Of the five new cases, the county reported one new case in the Fredonia, Lakewood, Jamestown, Celoron and Westfield zip codes. The county also reported 10 hospitalizations.

CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADDS THREE STATES TO TRAVEL ADVISORY LIST

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that Ohio, Michigan and Virginia have been added to New York state’s COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed.

The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or an area with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

The complete list includes: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

In “Red Zone” focus areas included as part of the governor’s Cluster Action Initiative, the positivity rate for test results reported yesterday is 4.13% — up from the 3.70% the day before. The “Red Zone” focus areas are home to 2.8% of state’s population, yet had 12.3% of all positive cases reported yesterday to New York state.

“Our numbers overall continue to remain steady, despite the micro-clusters that have popped up in certain pockets of the state. Our strategy is to continue to identify these clusters if and when they pop up, get even more refined in our targeting and attack them as needed,” Cuomo said. “As we go into the fall, and the numbers nationwide are going up, we must work to keep our numbers down – and that’s going to take every New Yorker wearing their masks, socially distancing and being New York Tough to maintain our progress.”

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