County Officials Say They Have Control Of The Fieldbrook Foods COVID-19 Cluster

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MAYVILLE — With 82 confirmed cases at Fieldbrook foods in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County officials say they believe the cluster is under control.

County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler said of the 82 confirmed cases, 61 were employees and 57 of them have fully recovered. All 21 community contacts have also recovered.

“It definitely was a cluster, we call it an outbreak, I think it has been under control now,” Schuyler said. “We’ve been able to control the outbreak within that facility. It doesn’t mean were never gonna have anymore cases there.”

Officials also said there are enough positive COVID-19 cases to change how positive cases will be reported.

Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel and Schuyler said, starting Monday, positive cases will be reported by zip code, instead of fire battalion units.

There are currently 558 confirmed cases, with 450 fully recovered and 10 deaths, officials said.

Schuyler said positive tests were “pretty even breakout of symptoms among all age groups.”


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