WARSAW, N.Y. — The Wyoming County Health Department says there is now seven positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming County as of March 25.

The chairman of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors reported Monday one of the two residents being cared for at the Wyoming County Community Health System, and who had tested positive for the virus died March 23. 

"Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the resident", said Joseph McTernan, CEO of WCCHS. "As we grieve, the safety of our residents, patients, staff and the community remain our focus".

The source of the infections has not been determined.

Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) confirmed Sunday morning that two residents at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw had tested positive for COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

Like many other counties throughout the state, Wyoming County is in need of supplies.

"We're getting to the point where we are running low on supplies. We are still in need of tests" said Wyoming County Public Information Officer Christopher Bryant.

"Being a smaller county we are a tight knit community. We all kind of know each other. When it comes down to things like with the unfortunate passing like today it is really going, it's a community loss" Bryant continued. 

On Sunday, Dr. Gregory Collins, DO, MPH, commissioner of the Wyoming County Health Department said, “All Wyoming County residents should practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please, do not act on information from unreliable sources. Be prepared and take steps to care for yourselves, your families, friends and neighbors.”

If family members of patients at the WCCHS Skilled Nursing Facility have any questions, they can call: 

  • Dawn James, Administrator (585) 786-4701
  • Denise Prusak, Director of Nursing (585) 786-4703

Concerned family members of Skilled Nursing Facility residents should not come to WCCHS for information in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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