LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported the county’s ninth COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.
Officials say a 62-year-old woman living in the southeast part of the county developed respiratory failure and despite aggressive medical treatment could not overcome the illness.
There were also four new cases of the virus reported bringing the number of active cases to 38 with 263 total; 215 of them recovering since the outbreak began.
The new cases involve a man, a woman and a mother and daughter.
The latest death follows three reported fatalities in nearby Chautauqua County, where a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s died from infection.