OLEAN – The Cattaraugus County Health Department says a 44-year-old man has died as a result of COVID-19 complications.
Officials reported Friday the man had extensive underlying health conditions prior to his infection.
“(He) developed sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment,” said health officials. “We extend our deepest condolences to his family and the entire Cattaraugus County community.”
This is the second death related to the Coronavirus outbreak in Cattaraugus County.
Two new confirmed cases of the virus were confirmed on Friday, bringing the countywide total to 35 cases with 10 active and 23 recoveries.