Cases of 100+ COVID-19s broke out at Chesterfield Skilled Nursing Facility

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Chesterfield County, Way. – More than 100 people have contracted coronavirus at a Chesterfield skilled nursing facility.

The outbreak was reported at Laurels of the Bone Air Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Bone Air Crossings Drive.

As of November 25, 98 residents and 36 staff members have signed up for COVID-19, according to the facility’s website.

Currently, 62 residents and 17 staff members have coronavirus inside the facility.

Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel confirmed that the county was notified of the initial case on Nov. 5, with the majority of cases reported within the following two weeks.

The facility has reported 101 positive cases in the past month, according to the health district.

“Visits inside the facility were not allowed, so the potential source would be an infected staff member who would report the work, which is consistent with what we usually see at long-term care facilities, as the number of cases is increasing so rapidly. In the community, “Dr. Samuel wrote in a statement.

A total of five covid-related deaths have occurred in the outbreak, according to a facility spokesman, and the three were hospitalized after contracting the virus.

Samuel explained, “The facility has been cooperative and doing what it can to alleviate this outrage, including surveillance testing to find residents and employees who may be positive, but who are not showing symptoms. “

“The safety and well-being of our residents, staff, visitors and the surrounding community is our priority, so we are doing everything we can to limit the spread of the virus. Laurels is implementing the guidance of external agencies and taking such action,” Williamson wrote That is, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Department of Health and Human Services, from February, 2020, ”Williamson wrote.

Residents who test positive receive supportive care at the facility’s designated COVID unit or are moved to a local hospital for additional treatment, the statement said.

“Our advice to the family of residents is that you continue to support your resident by phone and video call, work to provide quality services to facility staff and do your job to reduce the risk to yourself, it supports.”

This is a developing story.