LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County reported its 23rd COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.
The County Health Department says a 77-year-old man developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment.
The county also reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest single-day record since the pandemic started. There are now 167 active cases, with 685 total and 494 total.
Of the new cases, 38 are in the southeast part of the county, nine in the northwest, three in the northeast and two in the southwest.
There are now 14 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.
Cattaraugus County currently has a seven-day infection rate of 2.9%.