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Health & Wellness

January 22, 2022

On Saturday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 153 new cases of COVID-19. Those new cases bring the count for the first 21 days of January to 3,702, well exceeding the highest total for a full month since the pandemic began, which was 1,978 in November 2021. Saturday’s chart ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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On Friday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 212 new cases of COVID-19 and the 226th and 227th deaths of county residents from complications related to the virus. Those new cases bring the count for the first 21 days of January to 3,549, well exceeding the highest total for a ...

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On Thursday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 163 new cases of COVID-19, 122 less than Wednesday’s caseload. Those new cases bring the count for the first 20 days of January to 3,337, well exceeding the highest total for a full month since the pandemic began, which was 1,978 in ...

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Registered nurses Frances Perez and Carley Frisina received the fourth-quarter Nightingale Awards, respectively, at Olean General Hospital and at Bradford Regional Medical Center. The awards, according to a press release from the Upper Allegheny Health System, are quarterly recognitions of ...

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Junel Lapp, an administrative assistant at Olean General Hospital, and Kim Murphey, an administrative assistant at Bradford Regional Medical Center, received the December Star Awards from their respective hospitals.  The Star Awards are presented monthly to one OGH employee and one BRMC ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Wednesday, reported its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic: 285. Those new cases bring the count for the first 19 days of January to 3,174, well exceeding the highest total for a full month since the pandemic began, ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Tuesday, reported 265 new cases of COVID-19, the second-highest daily total since the start of the pandemic, and one death related to the virus. The new cases bring the count for the first 18 days of January to 2,889, exceeding the highest total for a ...

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Because of a staffing shortage, classes for students in grades 7 through 12 in the Allegany-Limestone Central School District will be conducted remotely on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Superintendent Anthony Giannicchi announced Tuesday. Students in pre-K through grade 6 will continue to ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 194 new cases of COVID-19 among residents. The caseload for the first 17 days of January is 2,624, more than the highest total for a full month since the pandemic began. The previous highest monthly total was 1,978 in November ...

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The 107 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Cattaraugus County Health Department on Saturday bring the count for the first 15 days of January to 2,284. That number for the first half of the month exceeds by 306 the November 2021 count of 1,978, which had been the highest monthly total since ...

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The 199 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Cattaraugus County Health Department on Friday bring the count for the first 14 days of January to 2,177. That number exceeds the November 2021 count of 1,978, which had been the highest monthly total since the county began tracking pandemic numbers ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — University students will be required to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine booster by Feb. 1 or within 30 days of the first day they are eligible. “A student body that’s fully vaccinated and boosted will greatly improve our chances of having a spring semester without ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Thursday, reported 283 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic. The new cases bring the January total to 1,978, matching the total for the full month of November 2021, which was the highest in the county since the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The school district will temporarily switch to remote instruction to slow the spread of COVID-19, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Geelan announced in a notice posted on the district’s website Thursday. Classes will be conducted remotely on Friday and Tuesday. Schools are ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Wednesday, reported the COVID-19-related deaths of two male residents, who were 88 and 41, and 162 cases of COVID-19. Wednesday's chart indicated that 80 persons who tested positive had been vaccinated; the other 82 had not been. The county's ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Tuesday, reported 259 cases of COVID-19, the highest daily total since the pandemic began. Among those 259 individuals who tested positive, 103 were vaccinated, and 156 were unvaccinated. The county's seven-day positivity rate is 19.6%, an increase of ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department, reported 155 new cases of COVID-19 among residents and the deaths of a 66-year-old woman and a 51-year-old woman from complications of COVID-19. Their deaths brought the county's total of COVID-19-related deaths to 219 and the January total to ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Cattaraugus County Health Department will distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the county building in Olean, 1 Leo Moss Drive.

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Saturday, reported the death of an 84-year-old man from complications of COVID-19; 105 new cases of COVID-19, and a seven-day positivity rate of 16, the same as Friday's rate.  During the first eight days of January, the county recorded 1,044 cases of ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Friday, reported 224 new cases of COVID-19 and a seven-day positivity rate of 16, an increase from Thursday's rate of 14.8%. Among those testing positive, 57 had been vaccinated, and 167 had not. During the first seven days of January, the county ...

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OLEAN, NY — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cattaraugus County, the city is taking steps to increase protection for residents and employees. On Friday, Mayor William J. Aiello announced that starting on Monday, all visitors to the Olean Municipal Building and other city-owned facilities will ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Atlantic 10 has postponed Saturday's men's basketball home game against Saint Louis University. According to a news release from the conference, the game was postponed because of "COVID-19 protocols within the St. Bonaventure program." The contest will be rescheduled ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Thursday, reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to the virus. The two deaths of two men, one 79 and one 84, brought the county's mortality total to 216 and the total of COVID-19-related deaths in the first six days of January to ...

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HINSDALE, NY — Spectators will not be permitted at Hinsdale Central School’s home basketball games on Friday, according to a notice posted on the school’s social media accounts. “With the surge that our county is experiencing, we want to minimize the amount of contact our athletes have at this ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Wednesday, reported 224 new cases of COVID-19, its highest daily total since the start of the pandemic.  The case count exceeded by 62 the Tuesday total of 162, which had been the highest to date. Among the county residents who tested positive, ...

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OLEAN, NY— The city has received a number of KN95 masks from Cattaraugus County for distribution, free of charge, to members of the public and institutions within Olean, Mayor William J. Aiello announced Wednesday. The masks, which are individually wrapped, are available at the following ...

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OLEAN, NY — Evelynn Mae Urbanski was the first baby born at Olean General Hospital in 2022. Evelynn was born Monday. She weighed 8 pounds, four ounces, Her parents are Jordan and Amanda Urbanski of Salamanca. Evelynn has two brothers at home, Logan and Landry.

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Tuesday that the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball game at the Reilly Center against Fordham has been rescheduled for Feb. 8 with a start time to be announced. The game is one of seven men’s games and nine women’s rescheduled ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department, on Tuesday, reported 162 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to the virus. The case count is by far the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic. Of the 162 county residents who tested positive, 51 were vaccinated and 111 were ...

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