Advertisement

COVID cases continue to climb at North Country nursing home

The Essex Center in Elizabethtown, New York-File photo
The Essex Center in Elizabethtown, New York-File photo(WCAX)
Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 7:45 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (WCAX) - The Essex County Health Department said Thursday there are seven new COVID-19 cases associated with the outbreak at the Essex Center.

Six of those cases are lab-confirmed, one is suspected.

That brings the case count at the Elizabethtown nursing home to 95 total.

Of those cases, 52 are residents and seven of them have died.

Another 31 come are staff members and 12 are close contacts found through contact tracing.

As of Thursday, eight of the cases are currently active.

Related Stories:

Ausable Valley Central School District swaps to remote learning

New death connected to COVID cluster in Elizabethtown

Health officials say lab backups slowing test results for nursing homes

COVID outbreak at Northern NY nursing home has community on high alert

Essex County COVID cluster delays return to school, closes visitation at hospital and nursing homes

Will North Country nursing home COVID outbreak affect start of school?

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

Staffers test positive for COVID at NY nursing home facing outbreak

Families frustrated by COVID-19 outbreak at North Country nursing home

North Country senior care facility sees surge in COVID cases

Copyright 2020 WCAX. All rights reserved.