OLEAN – A nursing home workers in Cattaraugus County has tested positive for COVID-19.
The County Health Department says the female health care worker was tested last week part of New York’s new nursing home testing mandate.
The result was reported Tuesday revealing the active case. Prior to the test, health officials say the woman was asymptomatic and denies contact with an active case.
There are now 63 cases total with 43 active in Cattaraugus County. The department has begun a contact tracing investigation on the new case.
Officials say any resident interested in getting a swab COVID-19 test can register online at cattco.org/coronavirus and click on the COVID-19 Diagnostic Test link.
The health department did not identify the specific nursing home involved.
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