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Erie County DOH, Kaleida offer Friday updates

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Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:15 am

The Erie County Department of Health is making the following announcements.

•As of Friday at 8 p.m., we have identified 89 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County residents for a total of 310 reported cases. There are 52 individuals admitted to hospitals in Erie County for COVID-19.

We have received a report of one additional death attributable to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This individual was a female in her 40s. No additional information about this individual will be released.

Kaleida Health continues to take extra precautions to ensure the health and protection of its staff, patients and visitors, with the move to “universal masking.” The new mandate went into effect Wednesday. All physicians, nurses, support staff, vendors and visitors are now required to wear a procedural/surgical mask (see the attached photo by Joe Cascio/Kaleida Health), while within six feet of patients or other staff members.

In an effort to continue safely delivering high-quality care to patients during the coronavirus pandemic, Kaleida Health’s more than 30 adult and pediatric outpatient clinics across Western New York remain open and have transitioned to offering telemedicine services via audio and/or video conferencing.

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