ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university reported its first positive COVID-19 case of the fall semester on Friday at 9:05 p.m., identifying the person as a student living off campus.

A Notice Board posting to the St. Bonaventure community gave the following details: The student had self-quarantined after first experiencing symptoms, was tested on Tuesday and received the result Friday. 

The university will provide quarantine space for persons  determined to be close contacts. Subsequent reports of active COVID-19 cases will be reported on a dashboard on the university’s COVID-19 updates page.

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, in coordination with university administrators, has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals the student has been in contact with and the places the student has visited.

At 6:20 p.m., close to three hours before the university's announcement, the county health department issued a news release announcing the 187th COVID-19 case since the end of March. The health department noted the latest case is a woman living in the southeast quadrant of the county; St. Bonaventure is located in the southeast quadrant. The woman, who denies any significant travel history but reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person, developed congestion, sore throat, fatigue and a headache. She received a positive result Friday after being tested Tuesday.

The county's news release noted that the health department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals the woman has been in contact with and the places that she has visited. 

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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