BELMONT, NY —  A 20-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy from Allegany County have tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to a news release issued by the county.

The news release said the Allegany County Department of Health has launched an “intensive investigation to identify the close contacts of these two individuals.” 

The close contacts will be notified of their potential exposure to COVID-19, and will be placed under mandatory quarantine, according to the release. 

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According to the release, the cases were confirmed at the Erie County Health Lab and are the first reported cases in Allegany County.

“Based on an initial review of each case by the Allegany County Department of Health, these individuals appear to have had separate exposures to the novel Coronavirus,” the release said. 

The 20-year-old man, according to the release, has remained in self-isolation since returning from the downstate area. The 5-year-old is also recovering at home. 

Allegany County officials did not respond to TAPinto Greater Olean’s requests for comment.

The release said the Allegany County Department of Health has launched an “intensive investigation to identify the close contacts of these two individuals.” 

The close contacts will be notified of their potential exposure to COVID-19, and will be placed under mandatory quarantine, according to the release. 

“As the situation evolves, it is likely we will find additional cases. Our goal is to identity new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposure to ensure public health and safety,” the release stated. 

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronvirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

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