ITHACA, N.Y.—A 3rd resident of the Oak Hill Manor Nursing Residence has died because of COVID-19 because the pandemic’s most virulent wave regionally continues.
The dying was introduced by the Tompkins County Well being Division on Sunday night, accompanied by a press release from Public Well being Director Frank Kruppa. It’s the fourth in Tompkins County for the reason that pandemic started, and the third reported this week.
“We have been notified as we speak of the passing of a resident at Oak Hill Nursing Residence,” Kruppa mentioned. “Our ideas are with the household and with all of these recovering from the illness. We’re seeing the very best ranges of group unfold in Tompkins County for the reason that starting of the pandemic. It is crucial that all of us rigorously contemplate our actions to assist cease the unfold of COVID-19 and to maintain each other wholesome.”
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No different particulars have been launched about the one that died Sunday. Two others have died at the nursing home over the last week, each because of the coronavirus. As of Friday, 52 folks had examined optimistic on the nursing dwelling, 39 residents and 13 employees members, the most important single cluster in Tompkins County to this point. The New York State Division of Well being, not the Tompkins County Well being Division, is dealing with the contact tracing and subsequent investigations for the reason that outbreak is going down in a nursing dwelling.
13 new circumstances of coronavirus have been reported Sunday, with 21 recoveries, which means there are 179 lively circumstances in Tompkins County. 9 persons are hospitalized.