The ManorCare Health Services facility on Sprague Road has 36 confirmed cases among residents and staff. (Update: Ohio's data, when first released, transposed the numbers in the ManorCare cases. We reported that ManorCare had 63 confirmed cases, which would have been the second-highest number in the state. The actual number is 36.) ParmaCare Center on Broadview Road has 39 confirmed cases, the fourth-most in the state.
Cuyahoga County's 163 confirmed cases is by far the most in Ohio. Other than the two Parma locations, the Stone Gardens Assisted Living Facility and the West Park Neurology and Rehabilitation Center both have more than 20 confirmed cases as well.
The state released no data other than the total number of confirmed cases, but deaths will continue to rise. (The ManorCare in Parma was recognized more than two weeks ago as a COVID-19 "cluster." A ManorCare spokesperson, who was eager to correct the state's reporting on the total number of cases, told Scene that they did not have information on the total number of deaths there.)
In a horrifying story published in the New York Times, an anonymous tip brought police to a long-term care facility in New Jersey, where 17 bodies were found, a fraction of the 68 deaths due to COVID-19 there.
Nursing homes, in New York and across the country, are particularly susceptible to the spread of COVID-19. That's not only because of the aging and frail resident population, but because of a lack of personal protective equipment and staff shortages.
In Summit County, nearly half of the confirmed deaths are now attributed to a single retirement community.
A spokesperson for Ohio Living Rockynol confirmed Wednesday that seven residents of the Akron retirement community have died from COVID-19 infections. That number is nearly half of Summit County’s 15 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus as of Wednesday. https://t.co/djPacj7ZQi— Akron Beacon Journal (@beaconjournal) April 15, 2020
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