President Cartu Jon Lectures - Four More Cattaraugus County Cases Bring COVID-19 Count to 400 - Jonathan Cartu Family Medical Clinic & Patient Care Center
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President Cartu Jon Lectures – Four More Cattaraugus County Cases Bring COVID-19 Count to 400

Four More Cattaraugus County Cases Bring COVID-19 Count to 400

President Cartu Jon Lectures – Four More Cattaraugus County Cases Bring COVID-19 Count to 400


On Saturday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed four additional cases of residents testing positive for COVID-19. The total of cases in the county to date is 400. The active positive COVID-19 caseload is 73; 311 residents have recovered, and 16 have died from COVID-19.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020:

  • All four of the positive cases were confirmed by rapid tests on Saturday.
  • All four denied significant travel history.
  • All four experienced various symptoms of COVID-19, including body aches, congestion, diarrhea, fatigue, fever and sore throat.
  • Three of the four were in direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons.
  • Two of the four residents who tested positive live in the southwest quadrant of the county, and two live in the northeast quadrant.

TAPinto Greater Olean is tracking Cattaraugus County COVID-19 data and updates this page daily with new developments as they happen. Since Sept. 25, the county has reported at least one new case daily. 

The health department undertakes thorough contact tracings for those individuals with whom persons who tested positive have been in contact and the places that they have visited. County health personnel urge any resident experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches contact their health care provider and avoid going directly to an urgent care facility or an emergency room.

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Friday, Oct. 23, 2020:

  • Nine more Cattaraugus County residents tested positive for COVID-19, which brought the total of county residents who have contracted the virus since March to 396.
  • The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is 72; 308 residents have recovered, and 16 have died. Ten of the 16 deaths were reported in October.

  • Five of the individuals who tested positive reside in the southeast quadrant of the county, while two reside in the northeast quadrant of the county. One lives in the northwest quadrant; one lives in the southwest quadrant.
  • Five individuals came into direct contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.
  • Three of the individuals are health care workers.
  • The county identified one of the individuals as a young male. Among the other eight, four are men, and four are women.
  • One person is from Florida; the others all denied any significant travel history.
  • Four of the individuals received a rapid test.

Hinsdale Central School

  • Hinsdale Central School will reopen on Monday, according to a notice posted on the district’s website. All students were taught remotely on Thursday and Friday after an elementary student tested positive for the coronavirus. Eight students and three staff members began 14-day quarantines on Tuesday.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020:

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported the death of a 52-year-old county man who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome the illness despite aggressive medical treatment.
  • According to a press release issued by the department, the man is the 16th county resident to succumb to COVID-19-related complications since the pandemic began in March. 
  • Five more residents have contracted the virus, according to a separate news release. The active caseload in the county is 71; 300 individuals have recovered from the virus.
  • Three of the individuals who tested positive reside in the southeast quadrant of the county, while two reside in the northeast quadrant of the county. 

  • All five individuals came into direct contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.

  • One of individuals has been identified as a young male. Among the other four, one is a man; three are women, and of those women are healthcare workers.

  • One healthcare worker developed fever, cough, headaches and body aches; the other four individuals have been asymptomatic.

  • Each individual received a rapid test.

Wednesday, Oct. 21:

  • The active caseload was 76; 291 residents have recovered from the disease. A total of 15 county residents have died from COVID-19 complications.
  • Four of the new COVID-19 cases were in the southeast quadrant of the county; two cases were in the northeast quadrant, and one case was in the northwest quadrant.

  • Four of the new cases were women; three were men.
  • One of the cases is a health care worker.
  • Two of the new cases are asymptomatic. The remaining five all reported varying degrees of symptoms; two were hospitalized.
  • The county confirmed five of the seven cases through rapid testing.
  • Four of the individuals deny contact with any COVID-19 positive persons.Two, including the health care worker, reported direct contact with COVID-19 positive persons. The county did not provide information about contact with a COVID-19 person for one of the new cases.
  • Five of the seven individuals reported no significant travel history. One resident recently traveled to Ohio and North Carolina. Another resident traveled to Florida in July. Both cases that reported travel denied contact with COVID-19 positive individuals.

Tuesday, Oct. 20:

  • Ten of the 17 new confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the southeast quadrant of the county; six of the cases were in the southwest quadrant and one was in the northeast quadrant.
  • Ten females and seven males tested positive for the virus.
  • One family tested positive, accounting for five of the 17 cases. In that household, the father and mother developed fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea and loss of taste and smell. Their daughters, however, reported being asymptomatic.
  • An additional eight county residents have been asymptomatic, and an additional four have experienced varying degrees of symptoms.
  • The county confirmed seven of the 17 new cases by rapid test.
  • All 17 residents denied significant travel history. Nine of the 17 residents report being in direct contact with someone positive for the virus.

Monday, Oct. 19:

  • Cattaraugus County confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of county residents who have been infected by the virus to 358 since testing began in March. 
  • The county had an active caseload of 64; 288 residents have recovered from the virus, and 14 have died. Eight of those 14 deaths occurred in the month of October, four times the number of deaths in that occurred in September. 
  • Ten of the 11 new confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the southeast quadrant of the county. The 11th case is in the northwest quadrant. 
  • Two families tested positive, accounting for five of the 11 cases. Both families reside in the southeast quadrant. In one household, a father and his two daughters tested positive. In another, a mother and daughter tested positive. 
  • Eight females and three males tested positive for the virus.
  • The county confirmed 10 of the 11 new cases by rapid test. 
  • Ten of 11 residents denied significant travel history. One recently traveled to Montana, but she denies any contact with a person positive for COVID-19.
  • Eight of the 11 residents report being in direct contact with someone positive for the virus.
  • Two of the residents are health care workers.
  • Three of the residents have not experienced symptoms of the virus. Eight have experienced varying degrees of symptoms.
  • The woman who traveled to Montana was hospitalized for shortness of breath.

Sunday, Oct. 18:

  • A 65-year-old Cattaraugus County woman died from COVID-19 related complications. According to a county health department news release issued Sunday, she developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment. She is the 14th county resident to die from COVID-19 related complications since the pandemic began in March.
  • One more resident has contracted COVID-19, according to a separate news release from the county. He is a man who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county. He has no significant travel history and denies being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. He is a health care worker and reports being asymptomatic. He was tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 12 as a requirement by the facility, which tests all employees weekly. His test results on Oct. 17 were positive.
  • A total of 347 residents have tested positive since the start of pandemic; 60 of those cases are active; 273 residents have recovered.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020

  • Three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 brought the total number of cases within Cattaraugus County to 346. According to a county health department news release, the number of active COVID-19 cases was listed as 69; 264 residents have recovered. 
  • All three cases were residents who live in the…

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