New COVID-19 cases confirmed at Samaritan Summit Village on first Monday of new year

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — Samaritan Health has confirmed an increase in COVID-19 cases at an assisted living facility.

Samaritan Health reported on Monday that a resident and staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

Samaritan also reported the following statistics for January 4, 2021 regarding COVID-19.

Residents PositiveNew Resident CasesNew Staff Member casesLast Positive Case RecordedNew Resident recoveriesDeaths
Samaritan Keep Home20112/23/202010
Samaritan Summit Village- Assisted Living190012/29/202060
Samaritan Summit Village281101/04/202102

At this time Samaritan Health has suspended indoor visitations, which will remain until a facility is COVID-19 free for 14 days.

Samaritan is taking general safety measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. These include:

  • Universal masking and eyewear protocols for staff
  • Social distancing
  • Activities for residents held on floors in limited size
  • Upgraded cleaning procedures and regular deep sanitizing
  • Temperature checks for long term care residents every eight hours

Additionally, any individual in facilities who display COVID-19 symptoms receive an expedited test and remains isolated until results are confirmed.

The results reported are the most up-to-date confirmed by Samaritan Health.

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