LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department now has six confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus.
Officials say a female resident who lives in the northwest part of the county with a travel history to Buffalo was tested for COVID-19 last week after being in contact with a positive case at her place of employment.
“Her test result came back negative for COVID-19. However, shortly afterwards, she developed a fever, cough and whole-body aches and was re-tested for COVID-19 on March 29,” said officials. “Her test results from the re-test today, revealed that she is indeed positive for COVID-19.”
The patient is resting at home and is now under quarantine with her family. Officials say she will be assessed and monitored closely.
“The department will conduct a thorough contact tracing investigation, for those individuals that she has been in contact with and the places that she visited,” explained officials. “We continue to ask our residents 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.”