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Two individuals from Allegany County have tested positive for COVID-19, the Allegany County Department of Health said Sunday evening.
Both cases were confirmed through testing at the Erie County Public Health Lab and are the first confirmed cases in Allegany County.
Based on an initial review of each case by the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH), these individuals appear to have had separate exposures to the novel coronavirus.
One is a male in his early 20s and is recuperating at home. Aside from testing, this individual has remained in his residence since returning from downstate New York.
The other is a 5-year old male also recuperating at home.
Neither of these individuals have been hospitalized. Each will continue to recover at home under mandatory isolation, per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines, the ACDOH said.
ACDOH has begun an intensive investigation to identify the close contacts of these two individuals. Once identified, the close contacts will be notified of their potential exposure to COVID-19 and placed under mandatory quarantine to monitor for symptoms.