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There is now a third confirmed case of Coronavirus in Chautauqua County.  That from Public Health Director Christine Schuyler... who says the newest case is a person from Ashville... who recently had traveled to New York City.  No other information was released... but, Schuyler says it is "very likely that our county will have more confirmed cases."  She says the goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety.  Schulyer says there are now 14 people in manditory quarantine... and, 9 in precautionary quarantine.  She adds another 40 are in manditory isolation.


The first case of Coronavirus has surfaced in Warren County Pennsylvania.  The Warren Times-Observer says the patient is self-quarantined at home and is being monitored at this time. The newspaper reports Warren General Hospital was notified of the unindentified person's case this morning... according to WGH's Chief Executive Officer Rick Allen.  Allen says a tent used for screening COVID-19 patients is available at the hospital's emergency entrance "E". However, he says this is not a drive-up testing area.... and, only those with severe symptoms will be tested for the virus.  


The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties have agreed on an unprecedented $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history. It's intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll. A top White House aide announced the agreement in a Capitol hallway early Wednesday. The deal caps days of often intense haggling and mounting pressure. The package still needs to be finalized in detailed legislative language.


There are more than 25-thousand confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo says the apex in the number of cases is coming sooner than expected.  Cuomo expects the apex to be reached in a couple of weeks.

Cuomo says they will also need more hospital beds... possibly 140,000.  That's 30,000 more than originally expected.  The governor says he is turning the state upside down to find enough beds... including the possible use of some State University of New York domitory beds.  Cuomo is also urging President Trump to use the Federal Defense Production Act to get more ventilators for the state. 


Two Jamestown residents were arrested on multiple felony charges after a large amount of narcotics were found inside their home and vehicle yesterday.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers saw 34 year-old Rocco Beardsley driving in the area of Locust Street shortly before noon.... and, learned he was wanted on a  city court warrant. Police pulled over Beardsley's vehicle.... and he reportedly took off on foot.  When attempting to get away, Officers say they saw Beardsley allegedly throw a bag containing a large amount of drugs under the car. He was taken to the City Jail. Around 12:30 PM... Samuelson says police executed a search warrant at 20 West Cowden Place.... and, found 27 year-old Kylie Reeves in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash.  Officers also found three children --under the age of 5-- inside the residence. Reeves was taken into custody and the children were turned over to family member. Samuelson says shortly before 4:30 PM... agents executed another warrant for the vehicle Beardsley was driving... and, found fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and 11 hydrocodone pills with a $20,000 street value. Both are being held pending arraignment.  Members of the Southern Tier Regional and Jamestown Metro Drug Task Forces also assisted with the investigation. 

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WJTN Headlines for Sat. Mar. 28, 2020

Chautauqua County now has five cases of COVID-19... Chautauqua County officials have announced there are two new positive cases of Coronavirus in the county... bringing the total since the outbreak b...

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