The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed three more cases of the coronavirus Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 46, according to a press release issued Thursday. All three of the individuals have had direct contact with people infected with COVID-19.

The 44th confirmed case is a man who lives in the southwest quadrant of the county. According to the press release, the man has a significant travel history to Buffalo for work. He developed a cough, chills, body aches and headaches. He went to Bradford Regional Medical Center on Sunday, where he was tested for COVID-19. A COVID-19 positive result came back Tuesday, according to the press release. 

The 45th confirmed case is a woman who lives in the southwest quadrant of the county. The woman, who has been asymptomatic, was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday because of her direct contact, and her COVID-19 positive result came back on Wednesday, according to the press release. 

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The 46th confirmed case is a man who lives in the southwest quadrant of the county. He has been asymptomatic, but was tested for COVID-19 because of his direct contact. His COVID-19 positive result came back on Wednesday, according to the press release. 

The department has begun a thorough contact tracing on the individuals. 

While 46 individuals have been identified as COVID-19 positive in Cattaraugus County, 29 people have recovered, according to the press release. The department is monitoring 15 active COVID-19 positive individuals.

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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