The Gilroy Health and Rehabilitation Center said in a press release that 75 residents and 54 employees passed a positive test for the virus during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, sixty-three residents and 53 employees have recovered.
It is unclear from the news release when the infections and deaths occurred.
“To add an extra level of protection, we aim to conduct comprehensive testing of all residents and staff in cooperation with local health departments,” the center said in a statement.
“We understand the importance of knowing the status of our residents, employees and key health care providers. In this new world of COVID-19, rest assured that we are aggressive and responsive to potential community impact by conducting routine testing of all our residents and staff until the vaccine is available. available or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will not specify otherwise. “
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid-1
9 has had devastating consequences for residents of nursing homes, and facilities across the country have become hotspots for the virus and reported dozens of deaths and infections.
Outbreaks in the United States
In recent days, some health officials have sounded the alarm about infections in most facilities.
In Washington state, Watcom County health officials reported an outbreak among residents and staff of Highland Health and Rehabilitation nurses that began in mid-September. At least 37 residents received positive results, 10 of whom died, according to an official report dated October 9. Seventeen workers are also infected, health officials said.
In Minnesota, the state’s National Guard has been called in to help with two outbreaks of Covid-19 nursing homes, according to CNN’s KQDS. In a statement posted on Facebook last week, the Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center said the National Guard would provide “staffing assistance.”
In a separate statement, the Sacred Heart Care Center, the second facility to receive assistance, said it bans visitors, with some exceptions, and conducts weekly Covid-19 testing for all staff, among other efforts.
Virginia health services said four people had died this week and more than 80 had tested positive for Covid-19 in a pension community in Chesterfield, CNN’s WTVR reported.
“VDH has provided advice on how to fight the infection, visited the site and monitored the facility regularly since learning of it,” said Brooke Crawford of the State Department of Health. “The institution is also continuing to conduct additional tests.”
In Connecticut, health officials observed outbreaks in nursing homes and nursing homes, according to CNN WTIC. At least 22 residents of the nursing home received positive results, the branch said.
Sarah Moon participated in this report.