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JAMESTOWN – The number of new COVID-19 infections continue to decrease countywide, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department.
The public health office released a slew of updated local statistics during their weekly report on Wednesday.
Last week officials reported 236 new cases of the virus in what they say is a “decreasing” trend of infection compared to 428 new cases reported the week prior.
Of the new cases, 73 are in Jamestown. There are 255 cases active cases as of today, with 25 people hospitalized.
This is the second week the trend has been noticed, with an “increasing” trend reported in September and August.
The seven-day average percent positivity rate is down to 5.1 percent, yet the CDC level of community transmission remains “high.”
However, the health department did report eight COVID-19 related deaths last week bringing the total number of virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to 200.
As for vaccinations, 57 percent of the county’s population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with 52 percent of people considered to be fully vaccinated. Of the new cases last week, 52 percent of those were not vaccinated.
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