Monday, March 23, 2020

Wyoming County Records its 2nd,
3rd Confirmed Cases of Covid-19;
Report: 1 died Monday Afternoon

Two residents of Wyoming County's Skilled Nursing Facility have tested positive for Covid-19, the Wyoming County Community Health System announced Sunday. According to the WCCHS, the residents have been cared for in isolation since being tested, contact tracing has begun and the source of the infection has not been determined. 

At 2:00 pm Monday afternoon, the Facility announced that one of the two residents identified with Covid-19, has died. No additional information was provided at the time of the announcement. The Skilled Nursing Facility, located in Warsaw, is a 138-bed nursing care facility. It is adjacent to Wyoming County Community Hospital.
Skilled Nursing Facility staff reporting for work are being screened prior to entering the facility, while all staff are taking aggressive infection control measures and are using personal protective equipment, the WCCHS said. Enhanced visitor restrictions have been in place since March 18. New York State Department of Health epidemiology staff is assisting with the contact tracing.
Wyoming is leading its north-south neighbors in confirmed cases of Covid-19. Orleans and Genesee both have one each, Allegany has 2, Wyoming has 3. The numbers are subject to change at any time. In the county that has traditionally been known for having more cows than people, the residents usually don't bother looking westward because Erie County has the second largest city in the State, so 67 confirmed cases in Erie County is not too bad when compared to NY City's 10,764 (as of Sunday), and the State's 15,168+.

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