A Cattaraugus County man who traveled to Maryland, one of the states on New York’s restricted travel list, has contracted the coronavirus, according to a news release issued by the county health department Friday.
The man, who is the 126th county resident to test positive for the virus, lives in the northeast corner of the county. According to the news release, he developed a fever, chills, body aches and fatigue and was tested for COVID-19 on Monday. His test results were returned Thursday and indicated he was positive for the virus.
The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for individuals that he has been in contact with and places he has been.
There are 11 active COVID-19 cases in the county; 111 residents have recovered, and four have died.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order on June 24 that requires individuals traveling to New York from states with high COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. Maryland is among the states on the quarantine list.
For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.
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