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DE: Coronavirus Outbreak in Nursing Home

- Mar 27, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Services announced Thursday evening the second coronavirus-related death of a Delaware resident -- the first in a long-term care facility. The 86-year-old man was a resident of Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark . He had underlying medical conditions. This is the second coronavirus-related death of a Delaware resident. The first...

FL: Residents & Staff at Macclenny Nursing Home Tested for Virus

Corley Peel - Mar 26, 2020

The residents and staff at the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center are being tested for COVID-19, according to sources. It comes after three people tested positive for coronavirus at the nursing home earlier this week. Sources tell News4Jax there are more than three people at the nursing home who have tested positive. A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said all...

OR: Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus at Alzheimer’s Home

Fedor Zarkhin - Mar 26, 2020

An employee at a senior care home for people with dementia has tested positive for the new coronavirus, managers said Thursday, raising the number of elder care homes in Oregon with infected employees or residents to four. The person works at Maryville Memory Care in Beaverton and does not provide direct care to residents, said Stacy Kean, a spokeswoman for Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon...

LA: Officials Identify 5 of 6 Coronavirus Clusters at Elder Homes

Youseff Rddad and Faimon A. Roberts III (PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Feig) - Mar 26, 2020

State leaders on Thursday affirmed its previous total of six coronavirus clusters — and named two more — even as they said they expect that number to grow, especially within communities housing the elderly who are at the highest risk of serious complications if sickened by the virus. The St. James Place home in Baton Rouge and the Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care...

CT: Five Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus at Ridgefield Senior Facility

Peter Yankowski - Mar 26, 2020

Five employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at an assisted-living facility that has already seen two residents die from the disease and over a dozen residents become infected. Officials at Ridgefield Crossings , a facility operated by Benchmark Senior Living off Route 7, said Thursday an additional employee there is awaiting test results for the virus. “These associates,...
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