The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 23 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 cases found in Cattaraugus County has reached 4,919 since the health department began tracking the virus in March of last year, according to the health department news release.

The county’s active caseload is 160 cases, with 14 of those individuals hospitalized. A total of 92 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in the county; 4,667 residents have recovered from the virus.

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Among the new cases, 12 are women and 11 are men.

Eighteen of the new cases had reported known exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual while five reported no such contact.

Of the 23 cases confirmed on Wednesday, the southeast and northeast quadrants of the county each had nine. Three were in the northwest quadrant and two in the southwest quadrant.

The age group with the highest increase in cases was the 50 to 59-year-old group with nine new cases. The 19-and-under age group had four new cases; the 20-to-29 age group had three; the 30-to-39, 40-to-49 and 60-to-69 age groups each had two new cases; the last remaining case was in the 70-to-79 age group.

Cattaraugus County has a seven-day average positivity rate of 3%.

According to the news release from the health department, 78.2% of individuals who tested positive had experienced symptoms while 21.8% had been asymptomatic. Of the new cases, 19 reported symptoms; four said they were asymptomatic.

New York State's Western Region

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, has a seven-day average positivity rate of 4.7%, according to the most recent update on the government website, New York Forward. The region had a 5% positivity rate on Tuesday. 

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