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The National Guard is being brought to Westmoreland Manor amid a spike in COVID-19 cases

Update: Westmoreland County Commissioners decided to bring the National Guard to help in Westmoreland Manor, and the Guard’s role would be to take over the exams at the county-run nursing facility, allowing the department to return to normal duties. Health and Health Cooperation Program for a regional response on this issue on Thursday. Of the 59 total cases in Westmoreland Manor, commissioners say most patients currently have no symptoms, and that’s a developing story. Follow JimWTAE for updates and see his report on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Tonight at 5 pm Download the WTAE mobile app to stay in touch with breaking news. Previous story: The Westmoreland County Commissioners’ Office released new information Thursday morning, saying there is new information. Now 47 tests positive for COVID-19 among 336 Westmoreland Manor residents. This is 15 residents with more positive cases than were reported on Tuesday afternoon, and the press release also stated that four additional employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and Westmoreland Manor will continue to test all employees and residents who test negative every three to seven. Days up to 14 days after their last positive test result, the statement also said Westmoreland Manor will continue to be vigilant in monitoring symptoms and conducting serial monitoring tests, and they also said they are following all current guidelines.

Update: Westmoreland County Commissioners decided to bring the National Guard to aid in Westmoreland Manor.

The role of the guards will be to take the exams at the county-administered nursing facility, allowing the administration to return to normal duties.

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Commissioners met with Excela Health and the Regional Health Cooperation Program to respond on this issue on Thursday.

Of a total of 59 cases in Westmoreland Manor, commissioners say most patients are currently asymptomatic.

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Previous story: The Westmoreland County Commissioners’ Office released new information Thursday morning, saying there were now 47 tests positive for COVID-19 among 336 Westmoreland Manor residents. This is 15 residents with more positive cases than reported Tuesday afternoon.

The press release also mentioned that four additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Westmoreland Manor will continue to test all employees and residents who have tested negative every three to seven days up to 14 days after their last positive test result.

The statement also said Westmoreland Manor will continue to be vigilant in monitoring symptoms and conducting serial surveillance tests.

They also said that they follow all current guidelines.

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