Allegany County announced four new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the county's total number of cases to six.
“We have already reached out to all direct contacts of the positive cases to ensure they are quarantined and/or isolated from the public,” Brittney Schuld, Director of Patient Services for the Health Department, said in a news release issued by the county.
One of the cases, a 35-year-old woman, was admitted to Olean General Hospital on Saturday and was recovering in the intensive care unit.
In addition to the six cases, the county has had 141 people quarantined. Of the total, 39 people still are in quarantine, and 102 have been released.
County officials said in the release that it "does not matter" which township the cases are in or where those infected may have shopped at, as the public now knows that COVID-19 is in the community. The county health department continues to urge residents to stay home, even if they feel healthy.
The Allegany County Health Department can be reached by phone at 585-258-9250.
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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