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12 COVID-Related Deaths Reported At Facility

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center officials in Dunkirk are confirming the worst. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 at the health-care facility are increasing by the day.

Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications for VestraCare, said 12 patients have died since the pandemic began. “The residents in our care are like family to us, and each loss is devastating to our team,” Harsch said in a statement to the OBSERVER.

Most of the deaths are attributed to the recent cluster of cases that began after the Christmas holiday. “As the world has witnessed, this virus does not discriminate,” she said.

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