Additional Chautauqua County Jail Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

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MAYVILLE – An additional 23 inmates and one corrections officer at the Chautauqua County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 amid an outbreak at the facility.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported the update after a second round of testing took place on Wednesday with 51 cases currently active at the facility.

The Sheriff’s Office says since the first positive case was detected just over three weeks ago, a total of 88 inmates have tested positive. Of the 88 positive cases 37 have recovered.

They say a total of 14 correction staff members have tested positive, six of who have recovered.

Inmates are being closely monitored by medical staff and correction officers. Those who show symptoms are quarantined for 14 days before being housed in a unit and staff are monitored daily for COVID-19 symptoms.

The Sheriff’s Office says they are working closely with the Chautauqua County Health Department and the County’s Emergency Services Office to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the jail.


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