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COVID Death Total Rises To 18 In Cattaraugus County

Two additional deaths tied to COVID-19 have been announced by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

In a Sunday news release, the department reported the death of an 82-year-old female who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment.

Another death involved a 62-year-old male who also developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment.

“We extend our deepest condolences to their families and the entire Cattaraugus County community,” the release said.

The department reported a total of 400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the county, of which 318 residents have recovered. The department is following 64 active cases and there have been 18 deaths.

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