Syracuse, N.Y. — A Syracuse nursing home has recorded the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in Upstate New York, according to the federal government.

It appears that Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center didn’t earn the grim ranking because of poor care but because it took on the role as Onondaga County’s hospice for Covid-19 patients.

Bishop willingly took in 65 people with the disease, which lightened the load at hospitals at a time it was crucial to reopen the Central New York economy.

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