Allegany County continues upward movement in known COVID-19 cases

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Known Allegany County COVID-19 cases continued their upward movement last week, rising to the highest seven-day level since Memorial Day Weekend.

Numbers county-wide reached 114 positives, an increase from 105 the week before, closing in on the 130 total recorded for the week ended May 28.

The Wellsville zip code recorded an increase equal to the overall totals, jumping from 27 cases to 36, according to data received from the Allegany County Department of Health pursuant to our daily Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for localized data.

No other zip codes showed double digit numbers for the week, compared with three total the week before.

Positives in other parts of the county moved slightly higher or lower, with Belmont showing the most significant decline, from 13 to eight.

Our chart of cases by zip code for the past two weeks accompany this story. Click on the graphic and then use the “+” icon for an enlarged view.

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville closed out September with no COVID-19 hospitalizations Friday, down three from the day before, according to the State Health Department.

Cuba Memorial Hospital Inc., in the meantime, admitted a 45-to-54 year-old patient, with St. James Hospital in Hornell also recording zero and Olean General Hospital at 11.

The county ended the month with a total of three deaths, the first in two months.

The numbers reported are assumed to be less than actual totals due to home tests, which aren’t recorded unless a positive is verified by a testing facility.

Allegany County does obtain some additional data through online self-reporting of home tests.

It is continuing to request that those testing positive through self or home tests enter the information at to aid in better determination as to the number of actual cases in the county and their general locations.

Various online COVID-19 Trackers, information from which may not agree with each other due to different reporting time frames, are available at:
– Allegany County Daily Cases – Under COVID-19 Updates:
– New York State Department of Health COVID Tracker:
– CDC Counties COVID Tracker:
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