Washtenaw County Nursing Homes Being Hit Hard By Coronavirus
The Washtenaw County Health Department says there are confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in most of the local nursing facilities.
As a result, the health department says they have daily communication with nursing facilities in the county to monitor the situation. However, health department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia says they’re not confirming if a specific location has been affected by the pandemic.
"We’re, unfortunately, as a community, passed that point where it makes any sense to share all of the locations in the community where there is potential risk because that risk is everywhere"
About 24% of people currently hospitalized in the county for COVID-19 are 80 years of age or older.
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