OLEAN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Thursday morning.
The Cattaraugus County Health Department says the 52nd case involves a female healthcare worker who received an antibody test that indicated she could have current infection.
A COVID-19 test later revealed she was indeed positive for the virus. Prior to being tested the woman was asymptomatic.
The 53rd COVID-19 case involves a male resident who was also asymptomatic. For the most part, health officials say, he denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
A contact tracing investigation is now underway for both new cases.
There is now a total of 53 cases, with 14 active, 37 recovered and two deceased in Cattaraugus County.
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