****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****
June 3, 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 fifty-three residents who have recovered from COVID-19.
The seventieth confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. She reports being asymptomatic (no cough, no fever, no body aches, etc.) for the most part, and denies any contact with a known positive COVID-19 person. She was tested for COVID-19 on May 28th and on June 2nd, her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.
The seventy-first confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who is a healthcare worker in Olean, who reports being in contact with COVID-19 positive patients. He developed fever, cough, and body aches and was tested for COVID-19 on June 1st and on June 2nd, his test results revealed 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 continue to ask our residents to hunker down, and avoid any non-essential travel, especially to areas where there is community wide spread of COVID-19 otherwise, you place your family and other Cattaraugus County residents at risk. If travel is necessary, please wear a homemade cloth face mask while in public and maintain social distancing, at least 6 feet away from other people.
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).
Finally, 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.
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 CattCo.org/Coronavirus.