Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 24, 2020
The first coronavirus death has been confirmed in Wyoming County.
Health officials say the individual was one of two resident who were being treated in isolation at the Wyoming County Community Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw after testing positive for COVID-19.
The name and age of the person haven’t been released.
Officials say they’re working close with the Wyoming County Department of Health to ensure the safety of residents and staff at the facility.
All staff are screened, including for their temperature, prior to entering the facility while visitor restrictions remain in place.
The source of the infections has not yet been determined.
A second Monroe County resident has died as a result of the coronavirus.
The County Public Health Commissioner says the person won’t be identified due to privacy laws.
There are now over 80 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monroe County. Twelve of those individuals are in the hospital and nearly 400 people are in mandatory quarantine.
Governor Cuomo is ordering hospitals across the state to increase their capacity of beds as the coronavirus crisis grows.
The number of confirmed cases in New York has now passed 20-thousand, which remains the highest total in the country.
Officials say more beds are necessary so the health care system isn’t overwhelmed as the number of people needing treatment grows.
Governor Cuomo says he’s also working on a plan to restart the state’s economy.
City Police bust a Medina man for stealing and possessing drug paraphernalia.
31 year old Douglas Taylor of Church Street Medina was arrested by Batavia PD Friday morning following an incident on East Main Street.
Taylor was ultimately charged with Petit Larceny and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and was released with appearance tickets for May 19th in City Court.
Batavia Police report the arrest of 18 year old Josie Panepinto of Ellicott Ave Batavia after investigation into a Maple Street incident in the City last Thursday.
Panepinto allegedly damaged another person’s property during a domestic incident and was charged with Criminal Mischief.
She is expected to reappear in Batavia City Court on May 19th.
City woman faces the music for blaring tunes to loud.
City Police took 36 year old Amanda McDonald of Ellsworth Ave into custody earlier this month on a count of Unreasonable Noise.
Police were called to the upper apartment over a complaint that McDonald had allegedly played excessively loud music at her residence which could be heard several houses away. She is expected in City Court on Mar. 31.