Cattaraugus County reporting 43 total cases, deaths remain at two

Cattaraugus County

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) –

Tuesday, May 5

Cattaraugus County is now reporting 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus according to the county’s COVID-19 map. A total of 28 people have recovered from the virus.

Officials say the latest cases are two women from the north and southwest quadrants of the county. Neither woman had significant travel history but visited their doctor after showing symptoms.

The county did not release the patients ages. The health department has also begun contact tracing for individuals that they have been in contact with and the places they visited.

Sunday, May 3

The Cattaraugus Health Department is reporting two more cases of COVID-19 bringing the county’s total to 41.

The latest cases are from two womem.

The first woman resides in the northwest quadrant of the county and had no significant travel history.

The second lives in the northwest quadrant of the county and is a healthcare worker at a nursing home in Buffalo. She had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 co-worker and patient.

County officials continue to urge residents to avoid any non-essential travel. If travel is necessary, please wear a face mask while in public and maintain social distancing, at least 6 feet away from other people.

You can find the case tracker map for the county here.

Saturday, May 2

Cattaraugus County is now reporting two additional cases of coronavirus bringing the county’s total to 39.

Officials say the latest case is a man who lives in the northwest quadrant of the county and travels to Buffalo for work.

The second case is a woman living in the northeast quadrant of the county who works in a Buffalo nursing home woman who tested negative for COVID-19 on April 22.

She had been asymptomatic except for a dry cough. She was retested on April 30 and that test came back positive for COVID-19.

The county did not release the ages of either patient.

Thursday, April 30

Cattaraugus County health officials say they were notified of their 37th confirmed case of COVID-19 today.

Officials tell us a woman in the northwest corner of the county with no significant travel history underwent a pre-op exam on April 29th, which included a COVID-19 test.

Her results came back positive for coronavirus.

According to health officials, she’s been asymptomatic for the most part, and denies any contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

She is quarantined with her family and the county will monitor their symptoms.

The health department has also begun contact tracing for individuals that they have been in contact with and the places they visited.

ORIGINAL: A second person has died from COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County.

The deceased is a 44-year-old man with extensive underlying health conditions who developed “sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite
aggressive medical treatment”, the Cattaraugus County Health Department said in a press release Friday.

The county currently has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-three people have recovered.

You can find the case tracker map for the county here.

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