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County announces 14th positive case

A 14th positive case has been reported by Chautauqua County on Saturday.

This case involves a female in her 50s and from the north county.

Of the 14 confirmed positive cases in Chautauqua County:

· Five people have recovered and were released from mandatory quarantine;

· Eight are continuing to recover under mandatory quarantine as ordered by the Local Health Official per state Public Health Law; and

· One person has died.

There have been 166 negative test results to date.

According to the county map, there are now nine cases in the north, one in the east and four in the south.

Isolation and quarantine orders by the Public Health Director:

· 17 individuals in Mandatory Quarantine, which includes individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case.

— 20 individuals in Precautionary Quarantine, which includes individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

— 85 individuals in Mandatory Isolation, which includes individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test.

County officials issued this reminder as well: “Testing supplies and PPE (used when doing a test and treating infected patients) continue to be in low supply across the state and especially in rural areas where population density is low. At this time, tests MUST BE prioritized for hospitalized patients, ill healthcare workers, and those who have underlying health conditions. Currently there are three locations in Chautauqua County where outpatient testing is performed: UPMC’s Jones Hill Center; The Chautauqua Center in Jamestown and Dunkirk. Testing is not done without a healthcare provider’s order.

“Federal and state officials are now recommending the wearing of homemade masks or scarves by the general public. This act will protect the public from your respiratory droplets. It is now estimated that 30% of those infected with coronavirus don’t know they are infected. This is one more step to try and decrease the spread of coronavirus. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators are for healthcare workers only.”

A link to the county COVID-19 map is at this link:

https://chautauquacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2vHxVnbRctaxk1lnIIRb7DnYk4yYiZxZoDpBdWvyXDInqExeMIC7mVuB8#/012d07321ad6415c8cf17c4f673643c9

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