JAMESTOWN – One more person has died as a result of COVID-19 infection in Chautauqua County.
Officials say the case, which was first reported Saturday, resulted in the death of a man in his 60s.
“We were notified of this case and associated death on Saturday afternoon,” said officials. “The numbers we report daily reflect what is reported to us by noon each day.”
Health officials said the man lived in the first COVID-19 map battalion, which is in the north east part of the county.
This is the fourth COVID-19 related death reported in Chautauqua County.
There remain 36 total confirmed cases with five active and 28 others recovering.
In Cattaraugus County, officials say two additional cases were reported on Sunday.
The 40th case involves a woman who lives in the northwest quadrant of the county, who had no significant travel history, developed a persistent cough, headaches, and body aches.
The 41st confirmed case involves a female healthcare worker living in the northwest quadrant of the county.
While working at a nursing home in Buffalo officials said she had direct contact with a positive COVID-19 co-worker and patient.
The health department has now begun a contact tracing investigation for those infected.
“We continue to ask our residents to hunker 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,” explained health officials. “If travel is necessary, please wear a homemade cloth face mask while in public and maintain social distancing, at least 6 feet away from other people.”
There are now a total of 41 confirmed cases, 13 active cases and 26 people recovered from the virus.
Two people have died due to COVID-19 complications in Cattaraugus County.