All 62 residents at a nursing home in northwest Kansas have evaluated positive for COVID-19 and 10 of them have died, local health officials stated Monday.
The break out at the independently owned Andbe Home in Norton County has forced 51 of the enduring locals into quarantine at the facility. One staying citizen has actually been hospitalized. An undefined number of staff has also tested favorable, the Norton County Health Department stated in a release.
The statement comes amidst a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state in current weeks. As of Monday, 72,968 individuals have actually checked positive for the infection in Kansas and 872 have actually died. Both numbers are roughly double what the state reported in late August.
Nationwide, COVID-19 cases have actually also increased in the general population and in nursing homes. The increase over the last four weeks comes after brand-new nursing house cases had actually dropped significantly in August and early September, according to data from John Hopkins and the Centers for Medicare & & Medicaid Services.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), which represents more than 14,000 assisted living home and assisted living neighborhoods throughout the country, warned Monday that nursing houses could quickly experience another spike in cases due to community spread.
” The number one factor in keeping COVID out of our assisted living home, so we can protect our susceptible population, is lowering the level of the infection in the surrounding community,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL, in a statement.
Carla Gillespie visits her mom, Evelyn Solberg, at the Jones-Harrison Residence in Minneapolis on Oct. 12. It was the very first time they had actually been enabled to see each other considering that March, and the policy change came as COVID-19 cases once again begin to increase across the U.S.
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The outbreak at the independently owned Andbe Home in Norton County has forced 51 of the surviving residents into quarantine at the facility. The statement comes in the middle of a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state in recent weeks. It was the very first time they had actually been enabled to see each other since March, and the policy modification came as COVID-19 cases again begin to increase across the U.S.