Nursing home death toll from coronavirus rises to 247

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The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 247 residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware have died from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19)

it was reported last week that 228 residents of Delaware long-term care residents died from complications related to COVID-19.

The division reported 990 nursing home residents have tested positive for the virus. The state has not released figures on the number of staff members who have tested positive.

The state has stepped up testing for care centers, which account for nearly two-thirds of the state’s deaths from coronavirus.

The President of AARP in Delaware has called for the state to release more information on coronavirus cases.

The public health division reported that a review of data resulted in the Delaware Psychiatric Center being removed from the list of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 related cases and deaths.

DPC is an acute-care facility rather than a long-term care facility. Due to this change, the division removed three deaths from the total number of deaths among residents of long-term care facilities.

The locations and number of deaths related to long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (13)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (11)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (17)
  • Cadia Broadmeadow, Middletown (8)
  • Cadia Capitol, Dover (3)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (7)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (3)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (16)
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (35)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (12)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (7)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (3)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (31)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (7)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (6)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (15)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (17)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (4)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (6)
  • Four other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
  • Two Sussex County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)
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