Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed an additional 33 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The total of county residents who tested positive for the virus since March is 829. 

The number of active cases is 283, and among them, 18 people are hospitalized; 522 people have recovered, and 24 have died. 128 health care workers

The seven-day average for positive percent of cases among county residents remains 5.3%.

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On Tuesday, the county saw its highest case count: 52. On Wednesday, the case count was 42; on Thursday, 35, and on Friday, 34.

Among the 33 cases, 19 individuals reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; six reside in the northeast quadrant; six reside in the southwest quadrant, and two reside in the northwest quadrant. 

Residents between the ages of 20 to 29 have registered the highest number of cases, 193, and the highest percentage of cases among residents, 23.3%. Residents between the ages of 80 to 89 have registered the second-highest number of cases, 117, and the second-highest percentage of cases among residents, 14.1%.

More cases have developed various symptoms of the virus than not. By Saturday, 64.3% of residents, totaling 533, have developed symptoms, while 35.7% of residents, totaling 296, have been asymptomatic.

Among Saturday's cases, 19 were female, and 14 were male. Women make up most of the COVID-19 cases in the county. So far, 472 cases/56.9%, have been female compared to the count and percentage for males, 357 cases/43.1%.

The majority of the cases — 474/57.2% — are individuals who had direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons, while the minority of the cases — 355/42.8% — did not have direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons. Saturdays caseload shows the opposite, however. Less than half the cases — 10 — had contact with COVID-19 positive individuals, and 23 did not.

St. Bonaventure University:

The university confirmed 12 more coronavirus cases Saturday morning, bringing its active caseload to 92. A total of 225 students are quarantined.

New York State's Western Region:

The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate for the region is 4.99, the highest of the state’s 10 regions. Friday’s rate in Western New York was 5.7%, also the highest in the state. The rates Thursday and Wednesday were identical: 4.1%.

TAPinto Greater Olean tracks Cattaraugus County COVID-19 data and updates this page daily with new developments as they happen. The health department undertakes thorough contact tracings for those individuals with whom persons who tested positive have been in contact and the places that they have visited. County health personnel urge any resident experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches contact their health care provider and avoid going directly to an urgent care facility or an emergency room.

Friday, Nov. 20:

  • A 93-year-old woman became the 24th county resident to die of COVID-19 related complications since the county began tracking the pandemic in March. According to a Cattaraugus County Health Department news release, she developed respiratory failure.
  • The health department confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases, which bring the total in the county to 796.
  • The county has 261 active cases of COVID-19; 19 people who have COVID-19 are hospitalized, and 511 people have recovered.
  • The seven-day average for positive percent of cases among county residents has been 5.3%.
  • Among the 34 cases, 21 individuals reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; eight reside in the northwest quadrant; four reside in the northeast quadrant, and one resides in the southwest quadrant.
  • Residents between the ages of 20 to 29 have registered the highest number of cases, 184, and the highest percentage of cases among residents, 23.1%. Residents between the ages of 80 to 89 have registered the second-highest number of cases, 117, and the second-highest percentage of cases among residents, 14.7%.
  • 66.1% of residents, totaling 526, have developed symptoms, while 33.9% of residents, totaling 270, have not developed symptoms.
  • Women make up most of the COVID-19 cases in the county, 453 cases/56.3%, compared to men, 343 cases/43.1%.
  • The majority of the cases — 453/59.4% — are individuals who had direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons, while the minority of the cases — 332/40.6% — did not have direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons.

Hinsdale Central School:

Classes will be remote on Monday and Tuesday, according to a letter posted on the district website by Superintendent Larry Ljungberg, who said the decision was made “solely as a precautionary measure to prevent any undue exposure to students or staff."

Olean City School District:

The district will place all students in fully remote learning, starting Nov. 30. “This is in an effort to be proactive to protect all of our Huskies, the Greater Olean community and beyond,” according to a notice posted on the district website.

St. Bonaventure University:

St. Bonaventure University confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday morning. The university has 70 active cases on and off campus combined.

New York State's Western Region:

The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate for the region is 4.84, the highest of the state’s 10 regions. Thursday’s rate in Western New York was 4.1%, the same as Wednesday’s. Both were the highest in the state.

Thursday, Nov. 19:

  • Thirty-five new cases brought the county’s total to 762 since March, according to a county health department news release.
  • Of the 35 cases, 27 individuals reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; five reside in the southwest quadrant, and three reside in the northeast quadrant.
  • St. Bonaventure University has reported more than 40 new cases this week, and County Health Director Dr. Kevin Watkins told TAPinto Greater Olean that the university’s numbers are included in the county’s daily reports.
  • The active caseload in the county has reached 236. Fifteen residents are hospitalized; 503 residents have recovered, and 23 have died. 
  • COVID-19 cases have surged in the county since the start of October. Watkins said the department has not been able to pinpoint the direct cause of the uptick, but he speculates that not enough residents are following public health guidelines, which he listed as "wearing masks, socially distancing and frequent hand washing.”
  • Watkins added, “We know that this has been ongoing since February and March. Residents have what we have called ‘COVID fatigue.’ They have become a little complacent and have started to not wear masks and have gone to these social events that can potentially be a spreader of the virus.” 
  • The seven-day average for positive percent of cases among county residents has been 4.8%.

  • Residents between the ages of 20 to 29 have registered the highest number of cases, 174, and the highest percentage of cases among residents, 22.7%. Residents between the ages of 80 to 89 have registered the second-highest number of cases, 117, and the second-highest percentage of cases among residents, 15.4%.

  • 66.5% of residents, totaling 502, have developed symptoms, while 33.5% of residents, totaling 255, have not developed symptoms.

  • Women make up most of the COVID-19 cases in the county, 429 cases/56.3%, compared to men, 333 cases/43.7%.

  • The majority of the cases — 453 cases/59.4% — have been individuals who had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

Allegany-Limestone School District:

The district is mailing permission slips to parents to allow the Cattaraugus County Health Department to test students for COVID-19 in case Allegany is designated a yellow zone.

“If our community is designated a yellow zone, we would be required to test 20% of our students and staff for the COVID-19 virus if we are to remain open to in-person instruction,” Superintendent Anthony Giannicchi wrote in a notice posted on the district website Thursday evening.

Portville Central School District:

After the Allegany County Health Department informed the district that a high school student tested positive for the virus, the district decided to move instruction for grades 7 through 12 online Friday, Monday and Tuesday. In-school instruction will resume Nov. 30, according to a post by Coralie McMahon, administrative assistant. 

New York State's Western Region:

The seven-day rate for the region is 4.85; Wednesday's rate was 4.1, down from Tuesday's rate of 5.6 and Monday's rate of 6.5. Cattaraugus County is one of five counties in the region, which has had the highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the state for over two weeks. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here

Wednesday, Nov. 18:

  • The health department reported 42 new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which showed the second highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Tuesday’s caseload had been a record-setting 52 cases.
  • Since March, 727 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county. Within that total, 251 cases were reported in October, and 245 cases have been confirmed so far  in November — more than  two-thirds of the total reported cases in Cattaraugus County since the pandemic began.
  • The active caseload in the county has reached 207. Ten residents are hospitalized with the virus, and 497 residents have recovered from the virus. Twenty-three COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the county.
  • The seven-day average for positive percent of cases among county residents has been 4.2%.
  • Residents between the ages of 20 to 29 have registered the highest number of cases, 161, and the highest percentage of cases among residents, 22.1%. Residents between the ages of 80 to 89 have registered the second-highest number of cases, 117, and the second-highest percentage of cases among residents, 16.1%.
  • 66.3% of residents, totaling 482, have developed symptoms, while 33.7% of residents, totaling 245, have not developed symptoms.
  • Women make up most of the COVID-19 cases in the county, 413 cases/56.8%, compared to men, 314 cases/43.2%.
  • The southeast quadrant of the county is the location of 464 cases/63.8% of the total, the most of any quadrant in the county. The northeast quadrant has the second most cases, 108/14.9% of the infected population.
  • The majority of the cases — 428 cases/58.9% — have been individuals who had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person, making them the majority.

These coronavirus cases have been reported to have been impacting local school districts as well.

Olean City School District:

The Olean City School District posted a release on its website because a staff member of Olean High School tested positive for COVID-19, the high school will provide learning remotely on Thursday to allow the health department to complete contact tracing investigations and give employees a chance to clean the building.

Portville Central School District:

The county health department informed the district that a middle school student tested positive for the virus. According to a post by Coralie McMahon, administrative assistant, all seventh-grade students will be moved to online learning for the rest of the week. 

New York State's Western Region:

Cattaraugus County is one of five counties in the region, which has had the highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the state for over two weeks. Tuesday's rate in Western New York was 5.6%, the highest of the state's 10 regions. All other regions had rates at 4.6% or below. This is down from Monday’s rate of 6.5%. In Western New York, Sunday's rate was 5.2. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here

Tuesday, Nov. 17:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 52 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. The new cases bring the county’s active caseload to 167; 494 residents have recovered, and 23 have died.
  • The county has had 685 confirmed cases of the virus since March, according to a health department news release.
  • Since March the seven-day average for positive percent of cases among county residents has been 2.9%.
  • Residents between the ages of 20 to 29 have registered the highest number of cases, 146, and the highest percentage of cases among residents, 21.3%. Residents between the ages of 80 to 89 have registered the second highest number of cases, 116, and the second highest percentage of cases among residents, 16.9%.
  • Of the 685 county residents who have contracted COVID-19, 451 residents have developed symptoms, while 234 residents have not developed symptoms.
  • The majority of COVID-19 cases in the county have been females, 395 cases/57.7%, compared to males, 290 cases/42.3%.
  • The southeast quadrant of the county is the location of 434 cases/63.4% of the total, the most of any quadrant in the county. The northeast quadrant has the second most cases, 105/15.3% of the infected population.
  • A majority of cases, 404/59.8%, have been individuals who had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

New York State's Western Region:

Cattaraugus County is one of five counties in the region, which has had the highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the state for over two weeks. Monday's rate in Western New York was 6.5%, by far the highest of the state's 10 regions. All other regions had rates at 4.5% or below. In Western New York, Sunday's rate was 5.2, and Saturday's was 5.6. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here.

Monday, Nov. 16:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday. The new cases bring the county’s active caseload to 137; 474 residents have recovered, and 22 have died.
  • The county has had 633 confirmed cases of the virus since March, according to a health department news release.
  • Females account for at least nine of the 20 new cases. Males account for at least nine cases. The county did not report the gender of two of the residents, but it reported the cases together. 
  • The county confirmed 16 of the 20 new cases via rapid testing. 
  • Fifteen of the 20 residents reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; two reside in the northeast quadrant; two reside in the southwest quadrant; one resides in the northwest quadrant. 
  • None of the residents reported having a significant travel history, but 12 of the 20 residents reported direct contact with someone positive for COVID-19.
  • Nineteen of 20 residents reported having symptoms. 
  • Four of the 20 residents work in health care.

St. Bonaventure University:

The university, situated in the southeast quadrant of the county, reported 24 new active cases Monday, an all-time one-day high for the university. 

New York State's Western Region:

Cattaraugus County is one of five counties in the region, which has had the highest COVID-19 rates in the state for over two weeks. Sunday's rate was 5.2, down from Saturday's 5.6 rate. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here

Sunday, Nov. 15:

  • In separate news releases issued Sunday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a 22nd COVID-19 related death of a resident and three new cases in the county.
  • The resident who died was an 82-year-old woman, The health department stated she 'developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment."
  • The three new cases bring the total incidence of COVID-19 cases in the county to 613. The number of active cases is 117; the number of recoveries is 474.
  • Among the three new cases, two are women and one is a man. All three denied significant travel history; two said they had not been in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals.
  • All three reported various symptoms associated with the disease. One has been hospitalized for shortness of breath.
  • One case lives in the southeast quadrant of the county; one, in the northeast, and one, in the northwest.

New York State's Western Region:

Cattaraugus County is one of five counties in the region, which has had the highest COVID-19 rates in the state for over two weeks. Saturday's rate was 5.6%; Friday's rate was 4.6%, and Thursday's rate was 3.9%. The Mohawk Valley Region rate matched the Western Region's on Friday, but on Saturday had dropped to 2.0. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here.

Saturday, Nov. 14:

  • The health department confirmed nine additional cases of COVID-19, an active caseload of 128 and 461 recoveries from the virus.
  • Among the nine cases announced Saturday, five were women and four were men. Seven listed their residence as the southeast quadrant of the county; one, as the southwest quadrant, and one, as the northeast quadrant.
  • Eight denied significant travel history; one traveled to South Carolina and Florida and was asymptomatic. The other eight reported various symptoms associated with the virus.
  • Five said they had been in direct contact with individuals who had tested positive for the virus; four had not been in direct contact.
  • One was a health care worker.
  • Five had been given rapid tests.

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, has had the state's highest positivity rates for the virus over the past several days. Wednesday's was 5.5%; Thursday's was 3.9%, and Friday's was 4.6, same as that of the Mohawk Valley region. Further information is available here

Friday, Nov. 13: 

  • With 16 additional cases of the coronavirus confirmed on Friday, the total of county residents who have tested positive since the county's first case was reported in March has reached 601. More than half of the cases, 370, have been reported since Oct. 1.
  • The active caseload for COVID-19 in the county is 136; 444 residents have recovered from the illness, and 21 have died because of COVID-19 related complications.
  • Of the 16 cases, nine individuals reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; five reside in the northeast quadrant, including a mother, father and son, and two reside in the southwest quadrant.
  • Seven of the individuals are females; nine are male.
  • One of the individuals is a health care worker.
  • Eight of the 16 had direct contact with COVID-19 positive individuals.
  • Three individuals report being asymptomatic; 13 developed symptoms. 
  • None of the individuals reported significant travel history.

Thursday, Nov. 12: 

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed 20 additional cases of the cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, the second highest single-day total since the pandemic began. 
  • A total of 585 county residents have tested positive since the county's first case was reported in March. The active caseload for COVID-19 in the county is 120; 444 residents have recovered from the illness, and 21 have died because of COVID-19 related complications.
  • Of the 20 cases, 13 individuals reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; four reside in the northeast quadrant and three reside in the northwest quadrant, including a mother and son. 
  • Three of the individuals are healthcare workers 
  • Ten of the individuals had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive individual
  • Seven individuals report being asymptomatic; 13 developed symptoms. 
  • Only one of the individuals reported a significant travel history.

Olean School District:

The Olean City School District will conduct Friday classes remotely because of positive COVID-19 cases at Olean High School and Washington West Elementary School, according to a notice posted on the district's website."This will allow the DOH time to do contact tracing and contact individuals to quarantine," the notice read. "Faculty can work remotely or come into work tomorrow. Support staff is to report to work."

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, has had the state's highest positivity rates for the virus over the past several days. Sunday's was 5.3%, Monday's was 5.7%, Tuesday’s was 4.4%, and Wednesday's was 5.5%, according to statistics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Pressroom webpage. Western New York's rate was the highest among the state's 10 region and was the only rate above 5%.

Wednesday, Nov. 11:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed seven more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the county since March to 565.
  • The active caseload for COVID-19 in the county is 106; 438 residents have recovered from the illness, and 21 have died because of COVID-19 related complications.
  • Female residents account for three of the seven new cases; males account for four.
  • The county confirmed only one of the seven new cases using a rapid test.
  • Five of the infected residents reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; one resides in the northwest quadrant; one resides in the southwest quadrant.
  • One of the infected residents reports being asymptomatic; the remaining six reported varying symptoms.
  • All of the residents deny significant travel history.
  • Three of the seven  report being in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, has had the state's highest positivity rates for the virus over the past several days. Sunday's was 5.3%, Monday's was 5.7%, and Tuesday’s was 4.4%, according to statistics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Pressroom webpage. 

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed nine more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and the 20th and 21st deaths due to COVID-19 related complications since the pandemic began in March.
  • The new cases bring the total number of cases in the county to 558 since March and the active caseload to 99. A total of 438 residents have recovered.
  • Four of the nine cases are health care workers. Females account for seven of the nine new cases; males account for two.
  • All nine residents deny any significant travel history; only two of the residents report being in direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons.
  • Three of the nine residents reported having symptoms; six were asymptomatic.
  • Six of the nine residents live in the southeast quadrant of the county; two live in the southwest, and one lives in the northeast.
  • The county confirmed five of the nine cases using rapid tests.

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, has the state's highest positivity rates for the virus over the past several days. Saturday's rate was 4.8%; Sunday's was 5.3%, and Monday's is 5.7, according to statistics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Pressroom webpage. 

Monday, Nov. 9:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed nine additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 549 since March. 
  • The new cases put the county’s active caseload at 97. A total of 433 residents have recovered; 19 have died. 
  • Female residents account for four of the nine new cases; males account for five.
  • The county confirmed two of the nine new cases using rapid tests.
  • Six of the nine newly infected residents reside in the southeast quadrant; two reside in the northwest quadrant; one resides in the northeast quadrant.
  • Six of the nine residents reported having symptoms. Three have been asymptomatic.
  • One resident recently traveled to Oklahoma. The other eight deny any significant travel history.
  • Five of nine residents report direct contact with a person positive for the virus.

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, had high positivity rates for the virus over the past week. The region has a 3.8% average positivity for the past seven days, and it had a 5.3% positivity rate Sunday, according to statistics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Pressroom webpage. These numbers caught Cuomo’s attention, and on Monday, he announced micro-cluster lockdowns. Because the highest positivity rates have come from Erie County, all the micro-clusters in Western New York are there. 

Sunday, Nov. 8:

  • The five cases Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed Sunday brought the total case count since March to 540.
  • The health department noted that 95 cases in the county are active, and that 426 have recovered from the virus.The death total in the county from COVID-19 cases is 19, and that was reported Thursday.
  • Three of the five individuals were women, and two were men. All denied significant travel histories. Two reported being in direct contact with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • All reported experiencing various symptoms associated with the disease.
  • Three of the individuals live in the northeast quadrant of the county; one lives in the northwest quadrant, and one lives in the southeast quadrant.

Olean School District:

Four staff members at Washington West Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a notice posted on the Olean School District website on Sunday. Classes at the school will be taught remotely on Monday and Tuesday. The TAPinto story is available here.

New York State's Western Region:

Cattaraugus County, along with Allegany, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, is in New York State's Western Region, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Updates site shows the region to have the state's significantly highest percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days. The Thursday rate was 3.3; the Friday rate was 4.3, and the Saturday rate was 4.8. The region with the next highest rate, Finger Lakes, was at 3.5 Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 7:

  • Among the six cases confirmed, three individuals were women, and three, men. All six persons denied significant travel history.
  • One man and one woman are health care workers; both were tested at their workplaces, and both are asymptomatic. Only one of the two health care workers reported being in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person. 
  • The other four individuals reported having contact with COVID-19 positive persons and experiencing various symptoms associated with the virus.
  • Four individuals live in the southeast quadrant of the county; one lives in the southwest, and one, in the northeast.

Friday, Nov. 6:

  • The health department confirmed 11 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total case count since March to 529.  
  • The department noted that 116 cases are active and that 394 cases are in recovery.
  • Among the 11 cases, four were male, and seven were women. Two were a mother and daughter in the same residence. 
  • Four live in the southeast quadrant of the county; three live in the southwest quadrant of the county; two live in the northwest quadrant of the county, and two live in the northeast quadrant of the county.
  • Three are health care workers.
  • Eight received results after undergoing rapid tests.
  • All 11 denied any significant travel history. Nine said they were in direct contact with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19; two said they were not.

Thursday, Nov. 5:

  • The 19th death of a county resident from complications of COVID-19 was recorded. The person who died was a 100-year-old woman; she developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment.
  • The county confirmed the nine new cases and noted that out of a total of 518 cases, 112 are active, and 388 recovered. 
  • All nine denied having significant travel history. Four are asymptomatic, while five have reported various symptoms associated with the coronavirus.
  • Five of the cases live in the southeast quadrant; three live in the southwest quadrant, and one lives in the northeast. Seven are women, and two are men. One woman is a health care worker and was tested at her place of employment. Another person was tested at facility.
  • Only two were confirmed after rapid tests. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4:

  • The nine cases reported on Wednesday brought the total number of cases reported since March to 509. The county's active caseload was 111; 380 residents have recovered, and 18 residents have died.
  • Four of the nine cases were confirmed in the southeast quadrant of the county; three of the cases were confirmed in the northeast; one case was confirmed in the southwest quadrant of the county and one case was confirmed in the northwest quadrant as well.
  • Seven of the positive cases are women; two are men.
  • One case is a health care worker.
  • All the individuals who tested positive denied any significant travel history.
  • Four of the individuals who tested positive reported being in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
  • Two of the nine people who tested positive were confirmed by the county through rapid tests.
  • All the new cases report experiencing symptoms of varying severity.

Olean School District:

The Olean City School District reported that a teacher from Washington West Elementary School was confirmed as a positive COVID-19 case. This teacher had not been to the school since Friday according to a notice on the district website. The teacher and class have been asked to isolate and will not return to class for Thursday and Friday. The district will hold school as scheduled because the Washington West building has been cleaned, and direct contacts have been asked to remain home and isolate, according to the notice.

Western New York:

According to an update from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office, the percent of COVID-19 tests that produced positive results in the Western New York region, which includes the Greater Olean area, reached 3.4% — the highest of any of the state's 10 regions — on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov. 3:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported five additional cases of COVID-19, which brought to 500 the total number of cases recorded in the county since testing began in March. 
  • The county has an active caseload of 109; 373 residents have recovered from the virus, and 18 have died. Cattaraugus is among the five counties within the Western New York Region, where the rate of positive cases was determined to be at 3% on Nov. 2, according to updates from Gov. Cuomo's office.
  • Among the five cases reported, two persons reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; two reside in the northeast quadrant, and one resides in the southwest quadrant. One is a health care worker who reports being in direct contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. All five deny significant travel history. All five have experienced various symptoms associated with the virus. 

Monday, Nov. 2:

  • Cattaraugus County reported nine additional cases of the coronavirus. 
  • Of the nine new cases, five are male residents and four are female residents. 
  • The county confirmed four of the nine new cases by rapid test. 
  • Six of the nine infected reside in the southeast quadrant of the county; two resident in the southwest quadrant, and one lives in the northwest quadrant.
  • Of the nine new cases, two work as health care workers.
  • All nine residents deny any significant travel history.
  • Four of the nine residents report direct contact with someone positive for COVID-19.
  • Six of the nine residents reported symptoms; three have been asymptomatic.
  • Two of the nine residents have been hospitalized because of their symptoms.

Sunday, Nov. 1:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday afternoon. The total number of confirmed cases in the county since March is 486.
  • The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is 106; 362 people have recovered from COVID-19, and 18 have died.
  • Among the four, one is a woman, one is a girl and two are men. All deny being in direct contact with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Two of the cases live in the northeast quadrant of the county; one lives in the southeast quadrant, and one lives in the northwest quadrant. All have developed various symptoms associated with the disease. All received their positive test results on Saturday; three were tested on Thursday, and one was tested on Wednesday.
  • The woman travels to Bradford, Pennsylvania, for her job at a health care facility and also recently attended a benefit in Bradford. 

Compilations about the pandemic in October, when the number of cases more than doubled, can be found here and here. 

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