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Lowest Rates of COVID-19 reported since August 21, 2020

Submitted by heitzend on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 15:08

Make sure your Vaccination Information is in the New York State System

 

MAYVILLE, NY – Today, the Chautauqua County Health Department is reporting that a total of 88 people are being monitored under isolation and quarantine orders, the lowest amount since August 21, 2020.  Eighteen active cases are in isolation while 70 persons are in quarantine.  Four (4) persons are hospitalized in Chautauqua County hospitals and no new deaths were reported.  The 7-day positivity rate in the county is now at 0.7%.  To date, 9,261 cases of COVID-19 have been reported of which 9,088 have recovered and 155 have died.

 

For the month of May 2021, 308 cases of COVID-19 were reported, the lowest since September 2020.  The highest number of cases reported per month was 3,029 in January 2021. 

 

“The decline in cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations is something to celebrate and a testament to all who have gotten vaccinated and stayed strong and smart over the last 15 months,” said Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director. “This is an encouraging trend which should continue with more and more people getting vaccinated.”

 

Chautauqua County Residents with At Least One Dose of Vaccine by Age Group

Age Group

At Least One Dose

% of Population

12+ (All Eligible Residents)

53688

48%

18+

51580

50%

65+

18522

72%

All Ages (Total Population)

53688

42%

Preliminary data through 5/29/2021; subject to change.  These numbers will be updated weekly.

Population Per US Census Bureau 2018 1-year estimates: Total=127939, population for 12-15 age group prorated

 

Vaccines are safe, effective, free and readily available for anyone 12 years of age and older. Please visit https://chqgov.com/ or call 1-866-604-6789 to find a vaccination clinic or pharmacy near you. 

 

Schuyler feels that County vaccination rates could be higher than what is currently known because only the vaccinations given in New York State are in the state’s electronic system.  “Because of our proximity to Pennsylvania and the large number of people who travel south for the winter, we know that a lot of folks have been vaccinated outside of NYS,” said Schuyler. “These vaccination records are not shared between states, nor are the records of vaccinations given through the VA health care system. Entering the vaccination information into the state’s system enables NYS residents to get an Excelsior Pass and also helps us better gauge our vaccination rate.”  

 

If you are a Chautauqua County resident and were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in a state other than New York or by the federal VA health care system, please provide your vaccination information to your primary care provider for upload into the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). If your primary care provider is not in New York State or is part of the federal VA system, then please provide your vaccination information to the Chautauqua County Health Department for upload into NYSIIS.  Individuals can call 1-866-604-6789 and leave a message or e-mail CCHEALTH@chqgov.com.  In your e-mail, please include a picture of your vaccination card, along with your address, phone number, and mother’s maiden name. 

 

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