ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM)- Cayuga Medical Center announced that an elderly patient passed away from COVID-19 earlier today.
This is the first loss of a Tompkins County resident from coronavirus. Cayuga Medical Center has treated the patient since the onset of COVID-19. He was considered high-risk and was 95-years old.
“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of a 95-year old patient at Cayuga Medical Center due to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to the patient’s family during this difficult time. I would also like to recognize the dedication of our Cayuga Health team that continue to treat all COVID-19 patients. They remain well prepared and committed to their calling and commitment of treating all patients, no matter what the diagnosis.”Dr. Martin Stallone,
CEO, Cayuga Health System.