Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

At the Palacio de Hielo ice skating rink-turned-makeshift-morgue on the outskirts of Madrid, security forces guarded the premises as funeral vans entered the building via an underground car park. Madrid authorities took up the rink’s offer after the city’s municipal funeral service said it could take no more coronavirus victims until it restocked with more […]

New coronavirus threat: Florida limits nursing homes visits

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia in older adults and people with existing health problems. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus within weeks.

For nursing homes, symptoms aren’t enough to tell who’s sick

And seven Life Care residents who tested positive had no symptoms documented in their charts, suggesting they could have harbored the virus without appearing sick. At least 30 long-term care facilities in the Seattle’s King County have had COVID-19 infections.

Ill. virus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

The Oak Park order affecting the city’s more than 52,000 residents is the first of its kind issued in Illinois. It appears similar to one issued Tuesday for the approximately 7 million people in the San Francisco metropolitan area, which asks residents to stay inside for three weeks..

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases now 29, include nursing home patient

Oral Roberts University in Tulsa said an employee of a company the university contracts with for grounds maintenance tested positive for COVID-19. ORU said the man did not interact with students, his co-workers were sent home and the shop where he worked and machinery he worked with has been cleaned.

W.Va. nursing home with 28 virus cases a ‘horror story’

“I think we’re all feeling tired. It’s been a process, we’ve had very long days but everyone’s staying positive and realizes this is something we have to accomplish,” Shrader said, adding that he and others have been fielding calls from worried family members who have been barred from visiting the facility.

Nursing home is now West Virginia’s ‘ground zero’ for virus

Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested positive for the virus. Seventy-six tests are pending as of Wednesday morning, though results are expected in the coming days, he said.

Nursing home has many patients with virus symptoms; 1 dead

Earlier in the week, the nursing home said an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. Tennessee Health Department spokeswoman Shelley Walker has said the facility is cooperating with the department and has put in place “aggressive” infection control measures.

Maine delays tax deadline, steps up help for nursing homes

Maine is the only state in the country with a significant fishery for baby eels, which are called elvers. The eels are often worth more than $2,000 per pound and the harvest takes place in rivers and streams every spring. Maine marine resources commissioner Patrick Keliher delayed the start of this year’s fishery, scheduled to […]

Longtime worker at Redmond nursing home killed by virus

Emerald Heights said in an emailed statement Friday the employee had worked there for 27 years before she died Monday. It declined to release further information about her identity or her job, citing privacy concerns, except to say she worked in a non-clinical capacity serving residents throughout its campus.