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COVID-19 outbreak expands at North Country New York nursing home

Families with loved ones who live in the Essex Center in Northern New York are frustrated with...
Families with loved ones who live in the Essex Center in Northern New York are frustrated with the facility's handling of a COVID-19 outbreak there.(WCAX)
Published: Aug. 21, 2020 at 9:50 PM EDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (WCAX) - The Essex County Health Department updated its COVID-19 numbers Friday evening.

It says the outbreak at the Essex Center in Elizabethtown, now has reached a total of 42 cases. 26 nursing home residents have tested positive, and 16 employees.

35 are active cases, with some on home isolation. Two people have recovered or completed isolation. Two people are not from Essex County, and have left the area. One person remains in the hospital, and three residents of the Essex Center have died as a result of the outbreak.

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