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Chautauqua reports three new virus cases, two of which are pediatric, Cattaraugus up by four

The Chautauqua County Department of Health has announced there are three new cases of COVID-19 in the county Thursday.

In total there are now 60 confirmed cases, including three new cases today of two pediatric cases and a female in her 30s;

¯ 19 active cases, including no hospitalized cases — continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law;

¯ 37 recovered cases;

¯ 4 deaths;

¯ 209 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; and

¯ 2,073 negative test results to date.

Meanwhile, the Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 residents within the county. The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is now 16 as there are 37 residents who have recovered from COVID-19.

The 52 confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the northeast quadrant of the county, who works in a healthcare facility, and presented to a WellNow clinic in Buffalo on April 26 for a COVID-19 antibody test which indicated a possible current infection. She was tested for COVID-19 on May 3 and her test results on May 10 indicated that she was positive. She has been asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath, no body aches etc.) for the most part and has no significant travel history.

The 53 confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history, he underwent his pre-op exam on May 19, which included being tested for COVID-19. The results of his test on May 19 indicated that he was positive for COVID-19. He has been asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath, and no body aches) for the most part, and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person.

The 54 confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who developed fever, chills, congestion, nausea and body aches, who was seen at a local WellNow Urgent Care clinic on May 16. His test results came back positive for COVID-19.

The 55 case is a male resident who resides in the northwest quadrant of the county, he was admitted into a health center where he was tested for COVID-19 on May 4 and the test result was negative. On May 19 he developed fever and chills and was tested again, his result this time was positive.

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