JAMESTOWN – Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported Easter Sunday in the area.
In Cattaraugus County, seven new cases were reported bringing the total to 26, with 21 active. A total of five people have recovered, officials said.
One new case was reported in Chautauqua County, bringing the total there to 24 with eight active cases.
A total of 13 people have recovered there.
“Once identified, our department notifies the close contacts of their potential exposure to COVID-19 and they are placed under mandatory or precautionary quarantine to monitor for symptoms,” said heath officials. “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.”