A sixth Cattaraugus County resident has died from COVID-19 related complications, the county health department announced Sunday. The department also announced that one more resident has tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 216 the number of county residents who have tested positive since the pandemic began.
The county has five active cases of COVID-19; 205 people have recovered, and six have died.
The person who died was a 74-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment, according to a news release from the county.
The county's 216th coronavirus case is a woman who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county. She has no significant travel history and has not been in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person, according to the news release. The woman was recently hospitalized with fever and fatigue. She was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and her test results on Thursday indicated she was positive.
The county has begun contact tracing investigations for the places all the woman has visited and the people she has been in contact with.
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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