Four facilities added to nursing home coronavirus outbreak list

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Four additional long-term centers have been added to the list of facilities that are seeing outbreaks of coronavirus among staff and residents.

The Division of Public Health has stepped up efforts to deal with outbreaks that will include the use of Veterans Administration nurses and a medical director.

Delaware has seen a sharp increase in coronavirus cases that make their way into what are known as congregate settings that include prisons and nursing homes.

After having virtually no cases, the Department of Correction reported 18 testing positive at the James Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.

The following long-term care facilities have experienced significant ongoing outbreaks since late September. Resident and staff tallies represent cumulative case totals between Sept. 25 and Nov. 12.

  • Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Wilmington; 54 residents and 43 staff members
  • Cadia Healthcare Silverside in Wilmington; 45 residents and 35 staff members.
  • Country Rest Home in Greenwood; 31 residents and 20 staff members
  • Regency Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington; 73 residents and 35 staff
  • Lofland Park in Seaford, 19 residents and 10 staff
  • Newly added:Cadia Helthcare Capitol in Dover; 39 residents and 17 staff
  • Newly added:Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar; 19 residents and 15 staff
  • Newly added:The Moorings at Lewes in Lewes; 14 residents and 12 staff
  • Newly added:Oak Bridge Terrace at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin; 13 residents and 11 staff

*Staff members may include health care and non-health care personnel, such as facility vendors or other individuals working in the long-term care facility who may not be full-time facility employees.

Also released late last week were revised cases and deaths among residents at long-term care sites.

There have been a total of 1,568 positive Covid-19 cases cumulatively involving long-term care residents, and 423 residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The locations and number of deaths involving residents of long-term care facilities are:

  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (17)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (18)
  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (34)
  • Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach (2)
  • Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow, Middletown (11)
  • Cadia Healthcare Capitol, Dover (14)
  • Cadia Healthcare Renaissance, Millsboro (9)
  • Cadia Healthcare North Wilmington/Silverside, Wilmington (19)
  • Country Rest Home, Greenwood (9)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (11)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)
  • HarborChase of Wilmington, Wilmington (4)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (23)
  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (42)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Wilmington (8)
  • Kutz Senior Living, Wilmington (2)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • Lofland Park Center, Genesis Healthcare, Seaford (5)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (13)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (23)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (4)
  • Millcroft, Newark (2)
  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (37)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (12)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (11)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (26)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (24)
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hockessin (6)
  • Regency Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (2)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (3)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilmington (2)
  • The Moorings at Lewes, Lewes (3)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (7)
  • Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 death at each facility)

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, and information on Delaware’s contact tracing efforts can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal atde.gov/healthycommunity.

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