Greene Meadows outbreak causes spike in active Greene County COVID cases
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Catskill has caused a spike in coronavirus cases in Greene County, according to Greene County Public Health. The agency announced March 24, there were currently 76 active positive coronavirus cases countywide, an increase from the 26 cases reported on March 21. Greene County Public Health said the dramatic increase was the result of a reporting lag from an outbreak that actually occurred the week before. “I don’t know if it was driven by staff or driven by clients,” Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said of the outbreak. Greene Meadows Director of Nursing Eric Vedder did not immediately return calls for comment. The county identified 35 new COVID cases on March 24, with five county residents hospitalized due to COVID-related illness. There have been 10,174 confirmed cases in Greene County since the pandemic began in March 2020 and 122 deaths. The county has not recorded a coronavirus-related death since March 7. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.