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Tracking positive cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 15:09:01-04

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Chautauqua County health officials continue to provide regular updates on the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

As of May 23, there are 72 confirmed cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the county.

"Our goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety. Public health nurses conduct epidemiologic investigations per public health standards and in conjunction with NYSDOH epidemiologists to determine who may have been exposed to an individual confirmed by lab testing to have COVID-19," county officials said in a release.

Four people have died, 40 have recovered.

"Individuals with questions or concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) or travel related questions are encouraged to call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065. For locally specific information, County residents may also contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-866-604-6789 during normal business hours," the county said.