Three more Cattaraugus County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a news release the county health department issued Monday.

The three new cases bring the county’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 149. The county’s active caseload is 12; 133 county residents have recovered from COVID-19, and four have died.

According to the news release, the 147th case is a man who lives in the southwest corner of the county. He denies any significant travel history or direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. The man developed fever, chills, body aches and headaches. He was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, and his test results on Sunday indicated that he was positive for the virus.

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The 148th confirmed case is a man who lives in the northwest quadrant of the county. He denies any significant travel history. The press release indicated he is a health care worker who has been in direct contact with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19. He recently developed congestion, fatigue and loss of smell. He was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, and his test results Monday indicated he was positive for the virus.

The 149th confirmed case is a woman who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county. She denies any significant travel history. The woman works in a health care facility and reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person, according to the news release. She has been asymptomatic for the most part. She was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, and her test results on Monday indicated that she was positive.

The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that the three people have been in contact with and the places that they have visited. 

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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