Two Cattaraugus County residents who developed COVID-19 symptoms after attending Fourth of July gatherings have tested positive for the virus. They are the 110th and 111th county residents to contract COVID-19.
According to a press release issued by the county health department on Tuesday, the 110th case is a woman who lives in the northwest quadrant of the county. She has no significant travel history, but was at a family gathering on July 4 and developed fever, cough, nausea and diarrhea days later. She was tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, and her test results on Monday indicated that she was positive for the virus.
The county identified the 111th case as a man who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county and has no significant travel history. He was at a gathering on July 4 and later developed fever, headaches, muscle aches and loss of smell. He was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, and his test results on Tuesday indicated he was positive for the virus.
The health department has begun thorough contact tracing investigations for persons the residents have been in contact with and places they have visited.
The two new cases bring the department's active positive COVID-19 caseload to 11. Ninety-six county residents have recovered from COVID-19, and four have died.
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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