Samaritan Summit Village confirms new COVID-19 cases, resident recoveries

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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 Tuesday that two staff members at their Summit Village Skilled Village Nursing Facility tested positive for the coronavirus.

However, Samaritan also confirmed that 15 residents have also recovered from the virus.

Samaritan also reported the following statistics for January 6, 2021 regarding COVID-19.

Total Residents PositiveNew Resident CasesNew Staff Member casesLast Positive Case RecordedNew Resident recoveriesDeaths
Samaritan Keep Home20101/06/202120
Samaritan Summit Village- Assisted Living190012/29/2020170
Samaritan Summit Village352 (since last report on 1/6/21)201/12/2021152

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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