A woman in her 30s has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Cattaraugus County, according to Cattaraugus County Health Director Kevin Watkins. It is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.
The individual initially had been diagnosed with influenza and had not been placed in mandatory quarantine by Cattaraugus County, Watkins told TAPinto Greater Olean.
“She was showing symptoms,” Watkins said. “She went in to get evaluated, and her first evaluation indicated that she had influenza. The symptoms were pretty much along the lines of most influenza symptoms. She had a cough. She was short of breath, and she had a fever.”
The individual's family members have been placed into mandatory quarantine, according to Watkins. None of them are symptomatic at the moment.
The individual had recent travel history to Buffalo and New York City, according to Watkins. The department of health is in the process of completing a contact tracing.
“We will identify those areas that she has traveled to within Cattaraugus County, and we will at least make them aware of a potential exposure to COVID-19 in that area,” Watkins said.
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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