After peaking at 9% on Wednesday, Chautauqua County noticed a slight drop in COVID-19 positivity charge on Thursday even because it reported 71 new circumstances and a twenty fifth virus-related fatality.
Along with the circumstances, The county Division of Well being reported a seven-day positivity charge of 8.8% on Thursday. In the meantime, 34 persons are hospitalized with the virus — a drop of two from info launched on Wednesday.
The fatality, the second recorded in as many days, seems to be a person of their 80s, in response to a breakdown of deaths by age demographic launched by the county. Of the 90 residents between the ages of 80 and 89 to have been recognized with the virus, 9 have handed away — a ten% fatality charge and the most important of any age demographic within the county.
Of the brand new circumstances, 17 contain individuals residing within the Jamestown zip code. Thus far, of the two,649 complete confirmed circumstances within the county, 25% have come from Jamestown. The information additionally exhibits that 503 people of their 20s have been recognized with the virus.
In the meantime, a brand new spherical of COVID-19 testing on the Chautauqua County Jail netted 23 constructive circumstances amongst inmates and one involving a workers member. Sheriff James Quattrone offered an replace concerning the outbreak on the jail. He stated in collaboration with the county Well being Division, 129 COVID assessments had been administered Wednesday on the Mayville jail.
For the reason that first constructive case of COVID-19 was detected simply over three weeks in the past, a complete of 88 inmates have examined constructive. Of the 88 constructive circumstances, 37 have recovered and there are presently 51 energetic circumstances which proceed to be monitored by the county Well being Division. A complete of 14 correction workers members have examined constructive, six of these have recovered.
As of Thursday, there have been 391 energetic circumstances, a rise of six from Wednesday’s info. Jamestown has 96 energetic circumstances, Mayville has 56 and Dunkirk has 37.
The variety of recoveries, in the meantime, has now reached 2,233 individuals, along with 1,443 individuals in quarantine.
Hospitalizations throughout the Western New York area have seen a little bit of a lower after hitting an all-time excessive on Dec. 10. As of Wednesday, 501 individuals had been hospitalized within the area, leaving 25% of hospital beds accessible within the area — 302 of the 516 ICU beds within the area are additionally occupied.
Nonetheless, throughout a downstate storm briefing in Kingston, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated that the area’s positivity charge — being at 6.5% — is “flattening,” calling the lower “excellent news.”
“On COVID, let’s solidify a easy message that we will all agree with. We wish to sluggish the unfold, we wish to keep away from shutdowns, and collectively we will do it,” Cuomo stated. “We sluggish the unfold by being sensible through the vacation season. It’s a tough scenario and other people come collectively. There’s a sense of security in your house and there’s a sense of security while you’re with your loved ones, however it simply takes one one that’s contaminated and doesn’t understand it. Half the circumstances are from individuals who had no signs.”
The Chautauqua County Well being Division introduced that free COVID-19 testing shall be offered in Dunkirk and Jamestown over the subsequent two weeks.
Testing will happen on the Murphy Coaching Middle, 665 Brigham Highway, Dunkirk, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and on Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Jamestown, testing will happen on the Taylor Coaching Middle, 240 Harrison St. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COVID-19 testing is free and accessible for Chautauqua County residents. “We encourage people who’ve been uncovered and/or those that have signs to schedule an appointment,” the county stated in a information launch.
Within the north county, Dunkirk Metropolis College District introduced that instruction on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 would happen remotely forward of the Christmas vacation.
Neighboring Cattaraugus County introduced 28 new circumstances of the virus on Wednesday. The county has 629 energetic circumstances and 31 hospitalized.
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