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After a slow surge in coronavirus cases in Chautauqua County, cases have risen.

According to the district’s health department, there were 53 new cases and one new death from COVID-19 over the weekend. The person was between 70 and 79 years old. This was the first death since the last full weekend in July. Two deaths were previously reported in June.

The majority of cases (13) were from people living in the Jamestown zip code, followed by six in Fredonia; five each in Mayville and Dunkirk; three each in Silver Creek, Brocton, and Westfield; two each in Lakewood, Forestville, Ashville and Falconer; and one each in Clymer, Frewsburg, Gerry, Kennedy, Panama, Portland and Stockton.

It appears that the last time as many cases were recorded were on the weekend of April 16-18 as 93 new cases were reported.

There are also 79 active cases of the virus alongside four people hospitalized with COVID and 187 in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 9,437 confirmed cases and 9,199 recoveries.

The Chautauqua County’s 7-day positive average is now 3.9%. The district is taken into account “moderate” in relation to community transfer. According to the Center for Disease Control, both Erie County (NY) and Cattaraugus Counties are considered “significant” in relation to community transfer. The range is low, moderate, substantial and high. The CDC recommends indoor masks for all unvaccinated individuals and for individuals vaccinated in “significant” or “high” Broadcasting Communities.

The county reports that 46% of the population received at least one dose and 43% are fully vaccinated. Of the eligible persons (aged 12 and over), 53% received at least one dose; 55% of people aged 18 and over have received at least one dose; and 75% of those over 65 have received at least one dose. Officials have said in the past that this number could be higher because they don’t always know when a person from another state will be vaccinated.

According to the state health department, 64% of the total New York population have received at least one dose and 57% are fully vaccinated.

Of the five boroughs in western New York, 58% have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 54% are fully vaccinated.

In a press release on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged everyone to get vaccinated. “COVID-19 is spreading in our state, and it will take a concerted effort from New Yorkers to get vaccinated and defeat this virus for good.” he said. “The Delta variant threatens to hamper our ability to rebuild and revitalize New York for the future, and gunfire is the surest way out of the COVID crisis. For anyone who can get the vaccine and haven’t received it yet – we have vaccines available and the sites are open today so get it asap. ”

County Executive PJ Wendel said they didn’t know whether the positive cases were from the Delta variant or not. “We have not yet confirmed whether the Delta variant is in Chautauqua County.” he said during a phone call. “We should know by Wednesday.”

There were a number of events over the past weekend including the Jamestown Auto Show, Cattaraugus County Fair, and Gerry Rodeo, to name a few. Still, Wendel said the 53 cases are unlikely to be directly related. “We usually get positive cases 7-10 days after the event.” he said. “This upward trend is probably not linked to a specific event.”

Wendel also encouraged everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. For those who have concerns, he suggests speaking to their doctor.

The county health department is offering the vaccine today, August 10th and 17th, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the school bus garage at Chautauqua Lake Central, 100 N, Erie St., Mayville. Pre-registration is possible on the district’s website (https://chqgov.com/public-health/covid-19-vaccination-clinics), but walk-ins are allowed.

There are also a number of pharmacies that offer the vaccine, including Concord Pharmacy (Fredonia), CVS, Pharmacy Innovations (Jamestown), Rite Aid, Tops Pharmacies, Walgreens, Walmart, and Wegmans.

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