Death possibly related to coronavirus reported at Danville nursing home after multiple cases confirmed

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A death at a Danville nursing home may be connected to coronavirus, according to a statement from the nursing home’s owner.

The statement from the parent company of Brookdale Danville Piedmont said more than one COVID-19 case was confirmed at the facility and one person died following a coronavirus diagnosis, though the company is still awaiting a confirmation of the cause of death.

Brookdale issued the following statement to WFXR News:

“Brookdale’s top priority is the health and safety of our residents, patients, and associates. We can confirm that more than one member of our Brookdale Danville Piedmont community tested positive for COVID-19. Sadly, we have also experienced a loss at the community following a COVID-19 diagnosis. We do not have confirmation on the cause of death at this time.

We are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

We have informed residents, their family members, and associates of Brookdale Danville Piedmont. We are diligently monitoring our residents and associates for signs and symptoms, and we continue to work directly with local health officials to help ensure our residents and associates have the appropriate and necessary medical support. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Danville Health Department throughout this situation. 

Additionally, we have been closely following our established policies and procedures for contagious illnesses and are also closely following the guidance and protocols recommended by the Danville Health Department and the CDC. We have detailed protocols and plans in place to respond to this situation, prioritizing the health and wellness of our residents.

Since reports of COVID-19 in the United States were confirmed, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, Brookdale has proactively implemented precautionary measures throughout our communities. Our emergency response teams and experienced operational and clinical teams are working tirelessly to minimize chances for exposure and additional transmission of the virus and we are regularly providing updated information in our online newsroom, www.brookdalenews.com.

We thank our staff, residents and their families for their continued understanding as we work to promote the health and wellbeing of our community members.”

Statement from Brookdale Corporate Office

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