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Nearly 2/3 of COVID victims have been in nursing homes

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

On May 15, the Division of Public Health released its weekly summary of COVID-19 infections in long-term care.

As of May 14, 542 positive COVID-19 cases have caused 177 deaths. Since then, the daily reports to May 18 have included 19 more.

Those locations where the total changed from the week ending May 7 to May 14 are in bold:

New Castle County:

  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington (16)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark (11)
  • New Castle Health and Rehabilitation Center, New Castle (7)
  • Cadia Broadmeadow, Middletown (6)
  • Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare, Hockessin (9)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Wilmington (6)
  • Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wilmington (6)
  • Methodist Country House, Wilmington (3)
  • Hillside Center, Wilmington (3)
  • Delaware Psychiatric Center, New Castle (3)
  • Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark (3)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Pike Creek (2)
  • Summit Assisted Living, Hockessin (2)
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City (1)

Five other New Castle County long-term care facilities (1 each)*

Kent County:

  • Milford Center, Genesis Healthcare, Milford (31)
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna (7)
  • Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Health Center, Smyrna (9)
  • Westminster Village, Dover (5)

Sussex County:

  • Harrison House Senior Living, Georgetown (20)
  • Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, Millsboro (10)
  • Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lewes (11)

One other in Sussex County (1)*

*The Division of Public Health will not release the locations where there has been only one fatality from COVID-19.