Coronavirus In Nassau: Nursing Home Resident Dies; Deaths Spike
Deaths in Nassau almost doubled since yesterday, and included an elderly patient at a nursing home that has 17 more cases.
2020欧洲杯赛事NASSAU COUNTY, NY — A day after Nassau County officials said 18 residents at a nursing home had become infected with the new coronavirus, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced one of them has died. The other 17 patients at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility remain in stable condition, Curran said. None of them need ventilators at this time. There have been no visitors allowed at the facility since March 13.
The Uniondale nursing home is run by Nassau University Medical Center and provides medical care to its elderly residents.
2020欧洲杯赛事The death comes as the number of confirmed cases and deaths continued to rise in Nassau County. There are now 3,285 positive cases in Nassau, which includes people who have resolved. The number of deaths due to the virus also spiked overnight, jumping to 17 as of Wednesday morning, up from 10 the day before.
"Our last major disaster was Superstorm Sandy," Curran said. "As bad as it was, at least we knew what the damage was and could begin rebuilding right after. This crisis, however, remains unpredictable, ongoing. we really don't really know the end point."
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Curran also reported that 33 members of the police department, both civilians and sworn officers, have tested positive for the virus, and another 80 are on quarantine. Four corrections officers and one deputy sheriff have also tested positive for the virus. Curran said it is believed that many in law enforcement were exposed in their homes.
The coronavirus continues to rapidly spread through New York, but the rate of infection seems to be slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Still, the number of confirmed cases continues to rise. There are now 30,811 positive cases statewide, with more than 5,000 new cases confirmed since yesterday.
2020欧洲杯赛事Here are the cases in the top 10 infected counties in the state, as of Wednesday:
- New York City: 17,856
- Westchester: 4,691
- Nassau: 3,285
- Suffolk: 2,260
- Rockland: 968
- Orange: 638
- Dutchess: 153
- Albany: 152
- Erie: 122
- Monroe: 118
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