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August 2, 2020

Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 residents within Cattaraugus County. The department's active positive COVID-19 caseload is now fourteen, as there are now one hundred and eleven residents who have recovered from COVID-19. 

The one hundred and twenty eighth confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who reports no significant travel history. She reports being asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no body aches, etc.), and denies being in contact with a known positive COVID-19 person. She was tested for COVID-19 on August 1st as part of a pre-op requirement prior to a surgical procedure and her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The one hundred and twenty ninth confirmed case is male resident who is residing on the southwest quadrant of the county, and who has recently arrived from California. He developed fever, cough, and vomiting and was transported to a hospital where he was admitted. He was tested for COVID-19 on August 2nd and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited.

We would like to reiterate that if any resident experience fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches they should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to an Urgent Care facility, or the Emergency Room before calling).

In addition, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after using the bathroom,coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.

Disinfect commonly touched surfaces with a cleaner that is approved by the EPA against COVID-19.

Finally, in an effort to determine the prevalence of the virus in our community, any resident interested in getting a swab test can register for a test or call 716-938-9119 or 716-938-2265

For continued updates visit us at

Press release for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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