ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) — Long-term care facilities have been largely affected by the coronavirus pandemic throughout the commonwealth. In a briefing, the Virginia Department of Health put into context recommendations given to these facilities to stop the spread of coronavirus.
According to the VDH, there are 241 long-term care facility outbreaks in Virginia. There have been 541 deaths reported in nursing homes and 195 deaths reported in assisted living facilities. These numbers make up about 40% of all coronavirus related deaths in Virginia.
The VDH says that coronavirus is proportionately affecting people in long-term care facilities because of factors that contribute to spreading, like congregate spaces and the amount of people that are susceptible to the virus.
You can view all recommendations and guidelines on the Virginia Department of Health website at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/.
For the amount of total coronavirus cases in Virginia, click here.
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