Chautauqua County Reports One New Case Of COVID-19 Friday




App users, tap here to watch press conference video.

MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials reported one new case of COVID-19 in a weekly press conference Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 82.






The new confirmed case is a male in his 50’s. There remains 19 active cases and one hospitalization.

Chautauqua County Public Heath Director Christine Schuyler urged residents to not delay seeking treatment if they have any heath issues, noting that public heath facilities are safe.





Schuyler also said that most of the testing facilities get COVID-19 results back within five days. UPMC Chautauqua has a limited number of tests that can generate results within 45 minutes however according to Schuyler, those tests are reserved mainly for cases who are hospitalized.

Officials said take-home tests are not an approved method for testing for COVID-19. The nasopharyngeal swab administered by trained heath officials is the only approved and most-accurate way to test for the virus.











Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone addressed public concerns on the local Amish community, stating that the community is very well educated on COVID-19 and they try to adhere to guidance as much as possible.

 

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

 

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.