More than 60 residents of a Maryland nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus, pushing the state’s total number of confirmed infections beyond 1,200 this weekend. One man in his 90s with underlying health problems died Saturday evening at the nursing home, health officials said.
Across the country, COVID-19 has created a crisis at nursing home facilities. More than 100 residents and staff tested positive at a Tennessee rehabilitation center. Outside Baltimore, 77 seniors tested positive at one facility. In western Massachusetts, 11 veterans who lived at a home for soldiers died, including five who had tested positive for the virus.
Earlier in March, five residents of the Atria senior living care facility in Burlingame also tested positive for COVID-19. Nine staff members and two residents at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco tested positive last week, causing a shut down at the facility.
Residents were said to have been quarantined in their rooms and staff was staying in RVs outside the facility, the daughter of one of the residents told CBS Los Angeles. San Bernardino health officials said the county is working to test all employees and residents of both facilities, the station added.
According to officials with the nursing home, the employee is under the care of a personal doctor and the patient is quarantined and under the care of St. Barnabas’s medical director.
The Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center is asking for donations. They’re asking for gloves, hand sanitizer, gowns and masks as well as nurses and aides willing to help.
Eight residents of a New Jersey nursing home have died and all 94 residents of another New Jersey home were moved to another facility after two dozen tested positive for the coronavirus. In Washington state, some 35 residents of a single home near Seattle have died.
In France, once two residents of the same nursing home test positive, any other residents who fall sick and ultimately succumb to the disease are “assumed” to have the illness, but they are not actually tested or counted among the national toll, which so far only includes those who have sought care in a hospital. […]
In Connecticut, 165 of 215 nursing homes were cited at least once in the past four years for at least one infection control deficiency; the report notes that all the deficiencies were later corrected. Many had isolated infection citation cases, but around 80 nursing homes in the report had two infection citations during the time […]
BURBANK, CA — Officials with Los Angeles County are responding to coronavirus outbreaks at 11 separate nursing homes, including the Alameda Care Center in Burbank. Other homes of concern include Silverado Beverly Place in Los Angeles and Kensington Assisted Living in Redondo Beach.