OLEAN, NY — A patient who was admitted to Olean General Hospital Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a news release the hospital issued Saturday. 

The patient, a 35-year-old woman from Allegany County, is not on a ventilator and is recovering in the hospital’s intensive care unit, the hospital said in the release.

The hospital also said the woman did not come in contact with any other patients, and hospital staff who examined and continue to treat her are using all appropriate measures to avoid potential exposure to the virus.

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“We cannot thank our staff enough for their commitment to patient and employee safety at OGH,” Jeff Zewe, RN, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System, said.

Early in March, UAHS and its member hospitals, Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, established an organization-wide coronavirus steering committee and command center operation to address this pandemic. The group has been coordinating emergency preparedness, response efforts, as well as daily communication with federal, state and county agencies.

“We are so proud of the preparedness and effort put forth to help ensure the health and safety of our employees, our patients and the community at large,” Zewe said.  “Our thoughts are with the patient during recovery.”

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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