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

The total number of cases the county has confirmed since the case was reported in March is 4,298. Of those, 188 cases are active, and 19 residents are hospitalized, according to a news release from the health department.

The health department reported that 4,015 COVID-19 individuals have recovered from the virus, and 86 people have died.

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Ten of the cases reported Wednesday are females; 13 are males. Since the health department started tracking these cases, 2,325 female residents, 54.1% of the overall cases, have tested positive for COVID-19, and 1,973 males, 45.9%, have tested positive.

The southeast quadrant of the county has been the area with the most cases since the pandemic began, accounting for 57.3% of the total reported cases.

In Wednesday's report, the southeast quadrant was the location of 13 cases. The southwest quadrant had three cases; the northeast quadrant had three cases; the northwest quadrant had four cases.

Twelve of the individuals who tested positive on Wednesday reported no known contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. The remaining 11 cases reported such contact.

All 23 of the new cases experienced symptoms.

The press release from the health department listed the seven-day average positivity rate of Cattaraugus County at 2.8%.

St. Bonaventure University:

The university has reported 10 positive coronavirus cases since Feb. 13, according to New York State’s COVID-19 tracker. The tracker indicates that one university employee is hospitalized. SBU President Dennis DePerro tested positive for the virus on Dec. 24 and has been hospitalized since Dec. 29.

New York State's Western Region:

The region, which includes Cattaraugus County, had a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.3% on Tuesday, according to the most recent update on the government website, New York Forward. More information on COVID-19 in the state is available here

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