LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department says laboratory testing has confirmed a second case of COVID-19.
Officials say a male resident who lives in the southwest part of the county with an extensive travel history to Buffalo developed joint pain and visited a Buffalo Chiropractor on March 20.
The man then developed cough, congestion, shortness of breath and whole body aches.
He contacted the Cattaraugus County Health Department where he tested for COVID-19 on Thursday and on Friday the test result indicated that he was positive for the virus.
Officials say the patient is resting at home and now under quarantine. They say he will be assessed for any medical support that they can provide and they will monitor his symptoms closely
Officials say the man visited the following locations after his visit to Buffalo:
- Town of Cattaraugus: Dollar General
- Hamburg: Wegmans, McKinley Liquor, Tops on Southwestern Blvd., Blasdell Pizza
- Killbuck: Hoag’s
- Little Valley: Hughes Hotel, Crosby’s, Dollar General
- Olean: On The Side Liquor, Dollar General, Tops and BJ’s
- Salamanca: Edna’s, Sander’s Parkview, West End Liquor and McDonalds
- Williamsville: Monroe Chiropractic
“We continue to ask our resident to bunker 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,” said officials. “We would like to reiterate that if any resident experiences fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to the Urgent Care or the Emergency room before calling).”
Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 716-373-8050.