Cattaraugus County Reports Seventh COVID-19 Related Death

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LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County health officials report the county’s seventh death related to COVID-19 and six new positive tests.

The 75-year-old man had developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment, officials said.








In addition, the Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 residents within Cattaraugus County. The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is 21, with 209 residents who have recovered, officials said.

One of the newly confirmed cases is a female who lives in the southeast portion of the county. She has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed fever, cough, headaches, muscle aches and pneumonia and was tested for COVID-19 on September 28. Her test results on Thursday indicated as positive.









Officials also said another confirmed confirmed case is a male who also lives in the southeast region of the county. Officials said he has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person. He developed shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue and muscle aches. He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on Thursday and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

A male healthcare worker who lives in the southeast part of the county, and reports no significant travel history, also tested positive officials said. The man indicated he had been in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. He also reports being asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no muscle aches, etc.). He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on Thursday and tested positive.















Another man, who lives in the county’s southeast quadrant and has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person was  given a rapid test for COVID-19 on Thursday as part of a screening process and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

A woman resident of the southwest part of the county, who has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person, developed fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches and was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on Thursday and tested positive.

A man from the southwest area of the county, who has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person, developed headaches and muscle aches and was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on Thursday and tested positive.

The health department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited.

Officials urge any resident experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches they should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to an Urgent Care facility, or the Emergency Room before calling).

In an effort to determine the prevalence of the virus in our community, any resident interested in getting a swab test can register for a test or call 716-938-9119 or 716-938-2265.

 

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