3 New Cases Of Virus Reported In Cattaraugus County; 5 Total

Three new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Cattaraugus County, bringing the total number to five.

In a news release Sunday, the county Department of Health said the three new cases include a male living in the northwest part of the county with recent travel to New York City and Buffalo. The male did not have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, but had been in close contact with someone who had COVID-19.

The individual was tested Friday, and the positive test came back Saturday.

A female who lives in the northwest part of the county with recent travel to Buffalo also tested positive for the virus. She, too, did not show any symptoms, but did have close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19.

Se was tested Friday, and was confirmed to have the virus Saturday.

“Both patients are resting at home, and now under quarantine,” the county Health Department said in its news release. “They will be assessed for any medical support that we can provide, and we will monitor their symptoms closely.”

The third new case involves a male residing in the southeast part of the county with no know travel history who presented to the Olean General Hospital emergency room complaining of fever, cough and diarrhea. He was admitted with pneumonia and was tested for the virus Friday.

The test came back positive Saturday. He was discharged Sunday and placed in quarantine with his family.

“The Cattaraugus County Health Department has begun contact tracing and will notify any close contacts and facilities that any of confirmed positives have visited,” the county said.


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