Chatham County reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths at The Laurels of Chatham

Pittsboro, NC – The Laurels of Chatham has reported 10 new coronavirus-related deaths among its residents, bringing the total number of deaths there to 19, according to data released by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.

There have been 108 positive cases of COVID-19 at the facility, according to the data. 39 of the cases are staff members and 69 are residents. All 19 deaths are residents.

The deaths represent an increase of 10 since Tuesday. The nursing home reported its first death on April 14.

As of Sunday morning, Chatham County had 507 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 24 deaths.

People 65 and older are among those at-risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. In North Carolina, 85% of COVID-19 deaths are people 65 and older.

Data source: N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (5.17.20)

The Laurels of Chatham, with a capacity for 140 beds, has one of the highest number of coronavirus cases among nursing homes in the state.

It’s one of three homes that have at least 19 deaths. Pruitt Health-Carolina Point in Orange County has 111 positive cases and 20 deaths. Louisburg Nursing Center in Franklin County also reports 19 deaths.

Genesis Health Care in Siler City, NC

Genesis Health Care in Siler City has reported 26 cases. That is an increase of 20 cases since Tuesday.

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