Two New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In Chautauqua County; Brings Total To 12

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MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department reported two new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to twelve.

The new cases involve a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s.

Officials say the twelve confirmed positive cases in Chautauqua County, two people have recovered completely and were released from mandatory quarantine, one individual has died, and nine persons are continuing to recover under mandatory quarantine as ordered by the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law.

“If you do not personally hear from a public health nurse, you are not a close contact of an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” said officials in Chautauqua County.

In addition, there are several people who have received isolation and quarantine orders by the public health director. This includes:

  • 26 individuals in Mandatory Quarantine (individuals confirmed positive of COVID-19 or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case);
  • 26 individuals in Precautionary Quarantine (individuals with travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19);
  • 68 individuals in Mandatory Isolation (individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 and are pending COVID-19 lab test); and
  • 156 negative test results to date.

Meanwhile in Cattaraugus County officials say there are now eight confirmed cases.

The latest case is a male resident who lives in the southeastern part of the county with no significant travel history.

Doctors say the man was tested on March 30 in the emergency room of Olean General Hospital after complaining of fever, shortness of breath, body aches and fatigue.

The patient was admitted to the hospital for care and his test result on April 2 indicated that he was COVID-19 positive.

“Upon discharge, he and his family will be quarantined and assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor their symptoms closely,” said Cattaraugus County officials. “The department will conduct a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that he has been in contact with and the places that he visited.”


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