MADISON COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Positive coronavirus cases have spiked at The Grand Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home in Chittenango and the Madison County Health Department says it is working with the New York State Department of Health.
After a recent round of testing, the number of positive cases of coronavirus at The Grand has spiked.
Another death in Madison County on Wednesday was confirmed to come from the Grand.The county said testing was recently done at the Grand by the state and right now there are 45 active cases at the facility.
28 of those active cases were new as of Wednesday.
The Department of Health is working with the nursing home on how to move forward to make sure its residents and staff are safe.
A press release from Madison County said the following:
“In the past few days, The Grand has had a spike in positive cases of COVID-19, after a recent round of testing by the state. Madison County recognizes that residents and people with family members in the Nursing Facility may be concerned when they see the growing numbers. Please know that the MCDOH is working closely with the NYSDOH, who regulates nursing homes, regarding the positive cases within the facility. New York State is working with The Grand on how to proceed and make sure the proper care is given to our most vulnerable population.
The Madison County Health Department would like to remind everyone that as we begin to reopen, please continue to limit how much you go out in public, wear a cloth face covering when you are unable to maintain social distancing, and practice good hygiene. This virus is still in our community and we must all work together to limit the spread and protect each other.”
Anyone with questions should call the Madison County COVID-19 Hotline at (315) 366-2770. You can speak to someone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.