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New coronavirus cases pop up at Oswego nursing home, SUNY Oswego – syracuse.com

Oswego, N.Y. — Oswego County health officials warned the public that the coronavirus is still in the community, while announcing 22 new positive cases Monday.

Among the new cases are three St. Luke Health Services nursing home employees. SUNY Oswego also had three positive coronavirus cases, including two on-campus and one off-campus, health officials said.

The three St. Luke Health Services employees who tested positive were asymptomatic and are now in isolation. No one at the nursing home is showing any signs of respiratory illness, but St. Luke Health Services still conducts regular testing.

“We are very concerned about vulnerable populations, such as those in nursing care facilities, and sensible settings, such as schools,” Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang said in a news release.

The release also said, “Covid-19 has been identified in every city and town in Oswego County.”

Since the pandemic began, Oswego County has reported 812 positive coronavirus cases, including five deaths. There are currently 260 people in mandatory quarantine and 52 active cases in the county.

“The data shows that Covid-19 is still active in our community,” Oswego County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup said in a news release. “We must continue to take personal responsibility and help prevent the spread of the disease.”

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