30th COVID-19 Death Reported in Cattaraugus County

The thirtieth person to die in Cattaraugus County due to COVID-19 related complications was a 91 year old man.
The county health department says the man developed respiratory failure .
There were 41 more people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the county on Wednesday. That brings the total up to 1,218. 138 of those positive cases are from healthcare workers. There are 355 active cases being treated as of today. 21 of those people are being treated in a hospital.
The Cattaraugus County Health Department says because the County coronavirus cases more than doubled in November, it’s straining the Department’s COVID-19 response.

Public health director Dr. Kevin Watkins told the Board of Health the staff is suffering from “COVID fatigue.”

Watkins said he plans to invite county employees who have helped with the health department’s COVID-19 response to a future board meeting for recognition — when it is safe to do so.

Two More COVID-19 Deaths in Cattaraugus County

Two more Cattaraugus County people have died from COVID-19. That brings to 29 the number of people here who have died from the coronavirus.
Thirty-nine more people have also tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of cases in the county is now 1,177, with more than half of those cases recorded in November.
The deaths reported Tuesday were a 55-year-old woman, who suffered cardiac failure, and a 78-year-old man who suffered respiratory failure. There were 21 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday.
A Salamanca woman has been sentenced to one year and 20 hours of community service for tampering with evidence in a 2018 investigation of a stabbing death.
50 year old Melinda Clark was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Court Judge Ronald Ploetz.
District Attorney Lori Rieman said the incident occurred Dec. 8, 2018, in the town of Salamanca when Clark “rendered criminal assistance to a person who had committed a class A felony.”

Another Double Digit Day for COVID in Cattaraugus County

It was another double digit day for COVID -19 IN Cattaraugus County . 37 new COVID cases were reported on Monday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 1,138 cases.
Twenty-two of the 37 cases were from the southeast area of the county, which leads the county with 723 cases, nearly two-thirds of the total.

Right now there are 22 people in the hospital with COVID-19, including 17 at Olean General Hospital. There are 339 active cases in the county, 531 on contact quarantine and 27 in travelers quarantine.


The staff at Olean General say they don’t expect to be taking in a lot of covid patients from Erie County in the next after thanksgiving surge. National, state and local health officials say they expect another upturn in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations after the number of family gatherings over Thanksgiving. The latest surge has been linked to small gatherings, including families.

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County reported 46 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and Allegany County reported 39 new cases.
There were 21 new cases on Saturday and 25 on Sunday in Cattaraugus County. There’ve now been 1,101cases since the spring, with 27 confirmed deaths. There were 341 active cases in the county as of Sunday evening, with 20 people in the hospital.
Allegany County saw 18 new cases on Saturday and 21 new cases Sunday, making the county’s total 1,082.
Cattaraugus County may be classified a ‘yellow zone’ today.
There are two criteria for yellow-zone designation. One is the seven-day rolling average above 3.5% for 10 consecutive days. Friday’s seven-day average was 6.8%. The other is 15 or more daily cases per 100,000 population.
The yellow designation would require school districts to test 20% of its students and staff per week and limit indoor and outdoor dining to four per table and closure of restaurants and bars at 10 p.m.

14 Students at SBU Contract COVID-19

35 new COVID cases WERE REPORTED in Cattaraugus County thursday, including 14 students at Saint Bonaventure University. The 14 new positive tests on the university campus bring to 62 the number of students who have tested positive this week.
St. Bonaventure President Dennis DePerro notified students and staff Thursday night he has suspended in-person classes. He said the university’s active caseload has increased to a point where staff can no longer care for any more positive students than are now in isolation on campus. The total COVID-19 positive tests in Cattaraugus County is now 762.
There won’t be any school at Portville Central again today. School administrators, already planning for a shortened week of Thanksgiving, learned Wednesday night that COVID-19 had once again entered its halls.
Seventh-graders were released from attending school yesterday and today but are “expected to join their regularly-scheduled classes online.” Eighth- through 12th-graders, as well as elementary students, continue their in-school learning.

Another 42 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Cattaraugus County

Another 42 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cattaraugus County.
To give you an idea how quickly it’s spreading right now, it took a little over 3 months… from March 27th until July 1st before Cattaraugus County reported 94 cases of COVID-19.
Now, that’s been matched in just two days with 52 cases reported Tuesday.
The 42 new cases brings the total in Cattaraugus county over the 700 mark, with 727 cases reported since the pandemic began.
246 of those cases have been contracted by people who were 30 or younger.
The vast majority, almost 64 percent, have been in the southeast part of the county.
Gov. Cuomo will defer a $25,000 pay raise scheduled for next year and is asking other statewide officials to do the same as New York faces a growing budget deficit.
Cuomo said Wednesday that he will forgo the salary increase, which would have upped his pay from $225,000 to $250,000.

52 COVID-19 Cases a Single Day Cattaraugus County Record

It was a record shattering day for COVID 19 in Cattaraugus County as 52 new cases of the virus were reported, nearly doubling the previous single day record of 27 new cases late last month. And a 77-year old man has become the 23rd person to die from COVID related complications.
There are 14 people in a hospital right now being treated for the virus and there are 167 active cases in the county.
Most of the people infected have come from the southeast part of the county, a full 63 percent, and most of the cases, almost 59 percent, were spread by coming in contact with someone who was known to have the virus.
There are now 685 people who have contracted COVID 19 in Cattaraugus County since the Pandemic began in March.
Cattaraugus County got a second taste of winter Tuesday, with 2-3 inches of snow.

Olean is in line for lesser amounts of snow today,

Another Double Digit Day for Cornonavirus in Cattaraugus County

It was another double digit day in Cattaraugus County.
20 more people in Cattaraugus have test positive for COVID-19 bringing the total since the pandemic began to 633. Right now there are 12 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 137 active COVID-19 cases in the county.
The new positive cases include nine men and nine women. All reported symptoms.
The Health Department did not report the genders of two other people from the southeast part of the county who were tested after developing symptoms. They were both in close contact with someone who had COVID-19.
The high winds that knocked over trees and power lines when gusts of up to 60 mph were reported across Allegany and Cattaraugus counties . Now, get ready for the snow. A hazardous weather outlook was reported Monday, with snow showers overnight, possibly with accumulation of a few inches on the hills. snow is expected Tuesday and Wednesday across the hills.

7 More Cattaraugus County COVID-19 Cases

Seven more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cattaraugus County. There have now been five hundred and sixty five cases in the county since March. Three of the seven new cases say they came down with symptoms after being in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. of the four others, three have been experiencing symptoms, one man who tested positive after part of a screening process is asymptomatic. The county health department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for everyone of these positive cases
Cattaraugus county will help fund the Olean Airport runway rehabilitation design.
County lawmakers will contract with the City of Olean for $17,659 for capital improvements for Runway 4-22.
The Olean Common Council has OKed a nighttime noise ordinance
Under the revision, excessive noise would be banned between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. It includes noises for motor vehicles, power equipment, animals and other sources.

Two More COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County Health Department REPORTED two more deaths due to COVID-19 related complications.
The twentieth and twenty first COVID sdeath in the county were an 82 year old man and a 95 year old woman who developed respiratory failure.
Cattaraugus County saw nine more cases of COVID-19 to bring the overall total to five hundred fifty eight
The five hundred and fiftieth case is a woman who had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The five hundred and fifty first case is a man who was brought to the hospital with symptoms. The five hundred and fifty second case is a woman who hd contact with a positive COVID-19 person
The five hundred and fifty third confirmed case is a man from the southwest who developed several symptoms before he was tested. The five hundred and fifty fourth, fifty fifth, fifty sixth, fifty seventh, and fifty eighth cases are female healthcare workers .