MAYVILLE – For the first time since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, a person under the age of 40 has died from the deadly virus in Chautauqua County.
The County Health Department announced the county’s 165th COVID-19 related death on Thursday, and according to provided statistics, the person was under 40-years-old.
Since the start of August, there have been seven new deaths connected to the virus, with over 770 new cases reported.
As of Wednesday, there are 260 active cases, with eight people in the hospital.
The seven-day average positivity rate is at 8.9 percent, with the county remaining under a “high” level of community transmission, according to the CDC.
To date, there have been 10,117 total confirmed cases with 9,692 of them recovering; and 165 related deaths.
As for vaccinations, New York State’s vaccine tracker reports 52 percent of county residents, 66,800 people, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.