A Covid outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home has killed 8 fully vaccinated residents and infected 89 others.
Among the 89 people infected at Geer Village Senior Community in Canaan, 87 were fully vaccinated.
“Despite the highly infectious nature of this disease, our employees were able to protect their residents, themselves, and their families through the initial peak of this pandemic. They did this during a time when we least understood Covid-19 and struggled to find the supplies and funding to persevere as the virus spread. We are tremendously proud of our employees for their dedication to the people we care for,” Geer Village Senior Community CEO Kevin O’Connell said in a statement.
NBC Connecticut reported:
Eight people are dead and just shy of 100 more have become infected with COVID-19 after an outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home.
The outbreak at the Geer Village Senior Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Canaan, started around the beginning of October when the nursing home was reporting three positive COVID-19 cases.
Now, eight residents have died, and 67 residents and 22 staff members caught COVID-19 sometime in the past month and a half. Nursing home officials said 48 residents and 21 staff members have recovered from the virus.
The state Department of Public Health said they’re monitoring and providing on-site consultation at this facility.
“Family members of residents in long-term care facilities should also encourage their loved ones being cared for in these facilities to get a booster vaccine,” a spokesperson for the DPH said.
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