HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County, a rehab facility struggling with a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 16 residents, disclosed Thursday that 92 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The center reported five deaths in the last 24 hours.
Of the positive cases, 53 are asymptomatic and 39 are experiencing symptoms ranging from mild to severe, the center said in a release. Test results for 35 residents came back negative, according to Canterbury.
The uptick in confirmed cases came after the facility decided to test each patient due to concerns over the outbreak.
“The findings at Canterbury are consistent with other recent mass testing studies,” Canterbury’s Administrator Jeremiah Davis said in an email. “It is also believed that if mass testing were done at other facilities and in communities where there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19, large numbers of asymptomatic and mild cases of the virus would be found as well.”
Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center said 26 staff members tested positive for the virus, putting the number of total cases at the center at 108.
“Currently, all COVID-19 patients at Canterbury are being cared for in an isolated unit with dedicated nursing and certified nursing assistant staff,” Davis’ message continued. “We continue to work closely with local and state health departments and are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocols.”
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