JAMESTOWN – The race between vaccinations and new COVID-19 cases continues in Chautauqua County.
Yesterday, the county Health Department reported 49 new cases of the virus, with 212 now active up from 180 the day before.
The number of those hospitalized also ticked up from 12 to 13.
The hospitalizations not only increased locally, but across Western New York as well. The region’s positivity rate remains the highest statewide at 4.73 percent.
In the race to vaccinate, state heath leaders report as of Friday morning over 48,000 people have receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chautauqua County, making up 37 percent of the population.
More than 33,000 residents are consider fully vaccinated according to state data.
Across the state, over 50 percent of New Yorkers 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
So far, 12.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered throughout the state, with more than 1.5 million doses administered over the past week.