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.
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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