BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: After escaping COVID-19 deaths for nearly two months, three in 11 days have been recorded among Allegany County, NY, residents as the number of new cases also moved back up last week.
The State Health Department reports a fatality over the weekend at Jones Memorial Hospital at Wellsville, with another the previous weekend and one on Thursday, September 15, both at out-of-county hospitals or other state-licensed facilities. The state provides no additional information.
The last previous fatality was reported on July 18, also at an out-of-county site.
The number of new positives last week jumped from 98 to 105, one less than a rising high of 106 for the week ended September 10.
The county also crossed the 13,000 known positives mark on Thursday, resting at 13,029 at the end of last week. There have been another 50 cases during the first three days of this week.
Exact numbers of tested positives no longer are known due to home tests, although Allegany County does receive partial data through self-reporting from a voluntary online call-in system.
There were three zip codes in the county experiencing double-digit new cases last week, including Wellsville, which dropped by three to 27 from the week before, a surge of 13 in Belmont versus three the week previous, and 10 in Bolivar, compared with six two weeks ago.
Another addition of note was that portion of the Ceres zip code within Allegany County, which recorded four in an area which lies primarily outside the county.
Numbers of new positives for the past two-week periods are included in our exclusive chart created from data provided by the Allegany County Department of Health as a result of Allegany Hope‘s daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized data.
Wellsville continued its increases during the first two days of this week with a dozen new COVID cases, with three more in both Belmont and Bolivar.
Jones Memorial Hospital also has received nine new COVID-19 patients since a week ago Monday, currently having two, down from six on September 23. There are none reported as of yesterday at Cuba Memorial Hospital Inc., 13 at Olean General Hospital and one at St. James Hospital in Hornell.
Allegany County is continuing to request that those testing positive through self or home tests enter the information at https://bit.ly/3zymEWF to aid in better determination as to the number of cases in the county and their general locations.
Various online COVID-19 Trackers, information from which may not agree with each other due to different reporting time frames, are available at:
– Allegany County Daily Cases – Under COVID-19 Updates: https://bit.ly/3ndrbZJ.
– New York State Department of Health COVID Tracker: https://on.ny.gov/31K0u7f.
– CDC Counties COVID Tracker: https://bit.ly/3GrWqHx.
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