MAYVILLE – Thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday, the highest jump the county has seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The Chautauqua County Health Department says there are now 76 active cases, with 352 total and 267 recovered.
According to the Chautauqua County COVID-19 case map, 32 of the 37 new cases are in the northwest part of the county.
Additionally, three people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.
The batch of new cases involves three people under the age of 18, a male young adult, five men in their 20s, four men and three woman in their 30s, eight men and three women in their 40s, three men and two woman in their 50s, a man and woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 70s, and a woman in her 80s.
Earlier in the day, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will dispatch a Health Department “SWAT” team to Dunkirk to assist in containing a COVID-19 outbreak at a local business.
On Monday, Chautauqua County officials announced a Coronavirus outbreak Fieldbrook Farms in Dunkirk, with dozens of positive tests tracing back to workers at the plant. County officials did not specify if the new cases are related to the north county outbreak.
More than 200 people are under quarantine or isolation orders as they have either shown symptoms, are awaiting test results, or have risk factors.
Furthermore, 501 people are under a domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory list.
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