Four more coronavirus deaths reported at nursing homes in Carroll County

Four more coronavirus deaths reported at nursing homes in Carroll County

Four more coronavirus deaths reported at nursing homes in Carroll County

Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester, another nursing home selected to help deal with the expected surge, said earlier in the week it would postpone those plans after one of its 147 residents tested positive.

The nursing home last week disclosed to the public that two of its residents -- both women - had died.

Nursing homes should immediately ensure that they are complying with all CMS and CDC guidance related to infection control.

The state is halting plans to temporarily turn a skilled nursing facility in Wilmington into a COVID-19 recovery building after test results revealed that almost half of the residents slated to leave tested positive for the illness.

Separately on Friday, the Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle assisted living facility said one resident and two staff members had tested positive for the virus.

All staff must use appropriate PPE when they are interacting with patients and residents, to the extent PPE is available and per CDC guidance on conservation of PPE.

These recommendations will help long-term care facilities as they consider how to best prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

Nursing homes have been a concern since the virus began spreading in the United States.

Mayor Nirenberg said he'll add language to his emergency order to stop nursing home staff from moonlighting at other facilities.

The coronavirus crisis "requires our whole health care delivery system to work together seamlessly for the health and safety of all Californians", the agency said. The first major cluster of cases was identified at Life Care Center of Kirkland, a nursing facility in King County, Washington state.

Of the 98 residents set to be moved, 51 tested positive for the virus, according to a statement from Pointe Group Care, the owner of the 142-bed facility named AdviniaCare. No deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak.

Metro Health Director Dawn Emerick addresses reporters at a recent news conference. That patient was isolated while other residents were tested, the center said.

Jan Emerson-Shea of the California Hospital Association said there is a need to get patients out of the hospital who no longer need a high level of care.

"It's absolutely going to be on a case-by-case basis", she said.

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