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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:28 AM

11 Dead, 100 Infected As Coronavirus Sweeps Through Ohio Nursing Home

Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has reported high volumes of coronavirus cases at one Ohio nursing home, the Newark Care and Rehabilitation Center. Eleven people have died from the disease at the facility and some 59 residents and 32 members of staff are currently battling COVID-19.

The localized outbreak began on July 1. Authorities have provided the nursing home on McMillen Drive in Newark with personal protection equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing supplies to help in its fight against active cases of the virus.

"Long term care populations like assisted living facilities and nursing homes are one of the most vulnerable to the virus, and unfortunately, outbreaks do occur frequently in these environments," wrote LCHD in a statement.

"We will continue to work with the facility staff to provide the guidance or supplies they need to respond," said LCHD Commissioner Chad Brown.


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