BOZRAH, Connecticut (WFSB / AP) – An epidemic of coronavirus at a nursing home in Colchester has prompted the deployment of a rapid response team from the State Department of Public Health.
Forty-five residents and 11 employees of the nursing home in Harrington Court tested positive for COVID-19.
The nursing home believes the outbreak began with a patient who was admitted to the admission unit for observation by a local hospital.
Russell Melmed, director of Chatham Health, told Hartford Courant that there had been no deaths so far, but that the outbreak had not been controlled.
The health department conducts rapid tests of all residents and employees using one of its mobile test units.
Harrington Court, owned by Genesis Health Care, has more than 80 residents.
Some of the residents who tested positive were moved to another genesis facility, the Quinipiac Valley Center in Wallingford, which has a wing dedicated to patients with COVID-1
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