Two Cattaraugus County residents who returned to the county from states with high COVID-19 rates have tested positive for the coronavirus. They are 95th and 96th county residents who have tested positive for the virus.

The 95th confirmed case is a man who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county. He recently returned from traveling to Texas and developed fever, cough and body aches, according to a news release issued Saturday by the county health department. He was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, and his test results on Friday indicated a positive result for the virus.

The county identified the 96th confirmed case as a man who resides in the southwest quadrant of the county, who developed cough, sore throat and congestion after recently returning from Florida. He was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and his test results on Friday were positive for the virus.

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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. Florida and Texas are among the 16 states on the quarantine list.

The two new cases bring the county’s active positive COVID-19 caseload to five. Eighty-seven county residents have recovered from the coronavirus, and four have died. The county has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for the two new individuals with COVID-19.

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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