Cattaraugus County Health Director Kevin Watkins confirmed Tuesday that there is a sixth case of coronavirus in the county.
The individual is a female who lives in the northwest part of the county. Her results came back positive Tuesday after she saw to a doctor because of a fever and a cough.
The northwestern part of Cattaraugus County has four cases of the coronavirus, including the first identified in the county. Watkins told TAPinto Greater Olean that said none of the cases are related.
Watkins said the woman who is the county's sixth confirmed coronavirus case frequently traveled to Buffalo.
“We have really tried to warn our residents that non-essential travel to areas where there is a community-wide spread of COVID-19 should be at any way possible halted,” Watkins said. “There is that high probability that they could become infected with this particular virus.”
The Cattaraugus Department of Health has begun to trace the woman's contact history.
“We have begun the interviewing process with the individual,” Watkins said. “We’re trying to figure out how many people are in her household. We will end up quarantining her direct contacts.”
The other cases are in the southeastern and southwestern portions of the county.
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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