Cattaraugus County Healthcare Worker Contracts COVID-19

first_imgLITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of its 30th confirmed case of COVID-19 on Monday.Officials say the case involves a female healthcare worker who resides in the northeastern part of the county.“She developed what she thought was a sinus infection and loss of taste and smell and was tested for COVID-19 on April 17,” said health officials. “The results of her test on April 18 indicated that she was positive for COVID-19.”The healthcare worker is now resting at home and under quarantine with her family. “She and her family will be assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor their symptoms closely,” furthered officials. “The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited.”So far, 12 people have recovered from the virus and 18 cases remain active in Cattaraugus County.Related: No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Monday Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Kings Park Woman Faces Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Kings Park woman has been indicted on upgraded charges that include vehicular homicide for allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 59-year-old man in Smithtown two months ago.Natalia Simons pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court Wednesday to that count and 11 other charges, including vehicular manslaughter, assault, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain lane. She was initially charged with driving while intoxicated.Prosecutors said the 36-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Rogue northbound on Route 25A when her vehicle crossed over into the opposite lane of traffic and struck a southbound Toyota Camry shortly after midnight Friday, March 13.The other driver, Larry Garwood, of Island Park, was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was employed at the hospital as a radiology supervisor.Judge Fernando Comacho set bail for Simons at $50,000.last_img read more