COVID IN RENSSELAER COUNTY, NY - A CASE STUDY

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Post by thelivyjr » Sat May 30, 2020 1:40 p

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"Rensselaer County coronavirus update Friday, May 29"


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Posted: May 29, 2020 / 05:06 PM EDT / Updated: May 29, 2020 / 05:55 PM EDT

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said there are no new deaths from coronavirus in the county since May 15, the number remains at 28.

There have been 510 confirmed cases with 413 recoveries.

The county has received 9,291 coronavirus tests for county residents.

There still remain approximately 130 residents in quarantine.

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:40 p

"Third COVID-19 death at South Troy nursing home - Two residents in their 90s, and one in their 70s, have died after contracting the virus"

Lauren Stanforth, Albany, New York Times Union

Aug. 10, 2020

Updated: Aug. 10, 2020 5:27 p.m.

TROY — A third resident from the Troy Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has died from COVID-19, according to Rensselaer County.

The county said a 76-year-old man died after contracting coronavirus while living at the Marvin Avenue nursing home.

A 91-year-old woman and 95-year-old man from Troy Center also died over the past weekend of COVID-19-related illnesses.


The death announced Monday brings the total coronavirus victim count in Rensselaer County to 37.

Rensselaer County alerted the public to a coronavirus outbreak at the South Troy nursing home at the end of July.

"We seem to be repeating recent history here, and my concern is very high for everyone cared for at this facility," Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said July 30 when the outbreak was revealed.

The center has a page on its website where it discusses COVID-19.

The page says that between May 8 and August 10 the center has had 31 residents and staff test positive for coronavirus, and another four who are suspected to have it since July 31.

The nursing home said as of Monday it has had two residents die since Aug. 3 "who suffered a COVID-related death in-house."

It did not mention the third the county has announced.

A message left with the Troy Center Sunday was not returned.

"We have submitted, and will continue to submit, detailed information to the DOH in accordance with its reporting requirements and encourages all of its Resident’s family members to reach out to our social work staff to facilitate calls and/or virtual visits with their loves ones to provide their support during this critical time," the Troy Center said on its website.

The Troy Center is at least the third Rensselaer County nursing home to experience a COVID-19 outbreak and associated deaths.

The Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schaghticoke had 58 cases involving residents as of late July.

Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Castleton-on-Hudson has had 34 cases among residents.

Sixteen deaths at Diamond Hill and two at Riverside were linked to the virus.

Written By Lauren Stanforth

Lauren Stanforth works for the Times Union's investigations team. Her reporting career began at the Ithaca Journal in 1996, and moved on to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in 1998, where she worked until coming to the Times Union in 2007. You can reach her at lstanforth@timesunion.com.

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