The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed one additional coronavirus case Wednesday and two more Friday, bringing the county’s total to 93. Among that number, four cases are active; 85 individuals have recovered, and four people have died.
According to press releases issued by the department, all three cases are similar in that all three are females living in the southeast quadrant of the county who have no significant travel history and who have been in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person.
The 91st is a young girl whose parent reports that she is asymptomatic, having no fever, no cough, no body aches or other symptoms of the virus. She was tested for COVID-19 on Sunday; her positive test results were received Wednesday.
The 92nd and 93rd cases are women, who also are asymptomatic. Both were tested Monday and received positive test results Thursday.
The department has begun thorough contact tracings on all three individuals.
And the department stresses that any residents experiencing fevers, coughs, shortness of breath or whole body aches should contact their health care providers and avoid going directly to an urgent care facility or emergency room before calling.
Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is important, especially after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing or blowing noses. When soap and water are not available, persons should use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol. Persons should avoid touching their eyes, noses and mouths, especially with unwashed hands. Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces with cleaners approved by the EPA against COVID-19 also is essential.
Finally, in an effort to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in the county, the health department emphasizes any resident interested in getting tested can register online or call 716-938-9119 or 716-938-2265.
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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