BELMONT,  NY — The Allegany County Department of Health on Monday announced that the first death of a county resident due to coronavirus has been recorded. 

“To protect the family’s privacy, the only information we are releasing is that the person was over 60 years old and had other health conditions that could have compromised their recovery from COVID–19,” Public Health Director Lori Ballengee said.

Ballengee stressed that COVID–19 is a community acquired disease.

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“While we are protecting the public by isolating or quarantining exposed people immediately after we are notified, there are still things you can do,” she said. “We understand people are feeling afraid and powerless right now. But you do have the power and control to protect you and your family.”

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