A man who traveled to a state on New York's quarantine list received positive results of COVID-19 test Tuesday, more than three weeks after he was tested, according to a news release the Cattaraugus County Health Department issued Wednesday. He is the county's 136th coronavirus case.
The man, who reported traveling to North Carolina in the middle of July, was tested for the coronavirus on July 20.
According to the news release, the man lives in the southeast corner of the county, denies any contact with a known COVID-19 positive person and reports being asymptomatic.
The department has begun thorough contact tracing on the man.
The county's active positive COVID-19 caseload is four; 128 residents have recovered, and four have died.
Under an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on June 24, individuals traveling to New York from states with high COVID-19 rates must quarantine for 14 days. North Carolina is one of the states on the quarantine list. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
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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