5 dead, 94 infected in Massachusetts nursing home COVID-19 outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at Yarmouth, Mass.-based Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has infected 75 residents and 19 staff, and five residents have died, boston.com reported March 5.

On Feb. 28, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health ordered Integritus Healthcare, which owns the facility, to stop admitting new patients. It then sent a rapid response team to the home to aid in resident care and outbreak control.

Before this outbreak, only one resident had died of COVID-19 in the nursing home. Lisa Gaudet, a spokesperson for Integritus Healthcare, told The Boston Globe that 23 of the residents and five of the infected staff members have recovered.

"We are in communication with the Department of Public Health and their rapid response team is working with us; and we are doing everything that we should be doing in response to the outbreak," Ms. Gaudet told The Cape Cod Times.

 

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