New Cluster Linked To Worcester Open House
COOPERSTOWN – An elderly woman became the county’s tenth COVID fatality after she caught the virus from an employee at her congregate living facility, Heidi Bond, Otsego County Public Health director, reported this afternoon.
According to Bond, the employee attended a Thanksgiving dinner with a person who later tested positive. However, the employee went into work after their exposure, and subsequently infected the woman, who later died.
28 cases of COVID were reported this afternoon, with 151 active cases county-wide. Six of those cases, Bond reported, were linked to a cluster at an open house at Nelson’s Garage on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Bond advised that anyone who attended the event should quarantine in their home until Dec. 19, and to get tested if they develop symptoms, including loss of smell or taste.