Seven patients in nursing homes have died of COVID-19 in Chenango County so far in January, the county reported Friday. “Since our report yesterday we have confirmed that 7 additional Chenango County Residents have lost their lives to COVID-19 complications,” Chenango County Public Health officials said in a media release. “These individuals were all nursing home residents who have passed since 1/1/21.” The total number of deaths in the county now stands at 28.