ITHACA, N.Y.—A 3rd resident of the Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home has died on account of COVID-19 because the pandemic’s most virulent wave domestically continues.
The demise 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 at this time of the passing of a resident at Oak Hill Nursing Home,” Kruppa stated. “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 on the nursing residence during the last week, each on account of the coronavirus. As of Friday, 52 folks had examined optimistic on the nursing residence, 39 residents and 13 employees members, the biggest single cluster in Tompkins County to date. 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 residence.
13 new circumstances of coronavirus have been reported Sunday, with 21 recoveries, that means there are 179 lively circumstances in Tompkins County. 9 individuals are hospitalized.