27 residents at Willow Point test positive for virus, Bridgewater becomes hotspot

first_imgFor a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here. Nursing home updates: There are 137 cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 35 people died from the virus and 341 people have recovered. By mid-week, the county says all residents will have been tested twice. If the region is eligible, it will move onto the second phase Friday. Garnar says the region is still on track to move onto phase 2 of reopening despite the increase in confirmed cases. Coronavirus numbers: In total, 513 cases of the virus have been reported. Garnar says three residents died from the virus over Memorial Day Weekend. The total number of residents who died from the virus at Willow Point is five. Additionally, the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has been identified as a hotspot for the virus. Broome County May 26 coronavirus update:center_img Garnar says the “spike” in cases is largely due to more available testing. The county says staff are being tested twice a week at Willow Point and all residents have been tested once. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced 27 residents and 17 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Willow Point Nursing Home. The county executive says the majority of the active 137 cases in Broome County are nursing home residents. Reopening: 12 News called the nursing home for comment but an administrator could not be reached. He says he expects to hear from the state “soon” about whether the region can move onto the next phase. As of May 26, the nursing home’s website says it does not have any confirmed cases in its facility as of March 12. The New York State Department of Health’s website indicates one person died from the virus at the facility. Residents will be tested more as they develop symptoms.last_img

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