The Cattaraugus County Well being Division confirmed 5 further circumstances of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the county’s complete to 60.
Three of these confirmed circumstances — the 57th, 58th and 59th — are feminine well being care staff on the Machias Campus of the Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Amenities, based on a press release issued Friday by Kelly Reed, deputy county administrator/appearing director of nursing properties for Cattaraugus County.
All three Pines Machias staff stay within the southeast quadrant of the county, based on the press launch, they usually have been asymptomatic and had been examined for COVID-19 on Monday as a part of a New York State requirement for testing all nursing residence workers. Their optimistic outcomes got here again Friday.
In line with Reed, all residents of the nursing residence shall be examined for COVID-19. Plans have been put into place to isolate residents who take a look at optimistic.
“Not one of the residents examined present optimistic outcomes to this point, and we’re hopeful, based mostly on our diligent use of PPE and an infection management practices, that it will proceed,” Reed acknowledged.
The nursing residence will proceed to check all of its workers for COVID-19 weekly, based on Reed.
“Plans are in place to accommodate staffing wants and challenges which will happen on account of workers being taken out of labor as a result of this testing mandate,” Reed acknowledged.
The Pines circumstances, in addition to the 56th confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst county residents, had been listed in a health department press release dated Friday. The 56th case is a girl who works at an Erie County nursing residence, which has residents who’re COVID-19 sufferers. She lives within the northeast quadrant of the county and developed a fever, chills, physique aches and a lack of style and scent. The lady was examined for COVID-19 Wednesday, and a COVID-19 optimistic consequence got here again Thursday.
The 60th confirmed case is a person who lives within the southeast quadrant of the county, based on a health department press release dated Saturday. The person went to WellNow Pressing Care on Might 11 for an antibody take a look at, and his outcomes indicated that he was an energetic service of the virus. The person returned to WellNow Pressing Care on Monday for a COVID-19 take a look at, and his COVID-19 optimistic consequence got here again on Friday.
The well being division has begun a radical contact tracing on the people.
In line with the Saturday press launch, the county has 18 energetic circumstances of COVID-19, and 40 folks have recovered from COVID-19.
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