COVID-19 death toll at Henrico long-term care facility rises again

The total number of deaths is now at 35

Three more deaths at Henrico Rehab Center

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Two additional residents at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico have died due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 35 as of Wednesday night.

There are currently 90 in-house or hospitalized Canterbury residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, the center says. They are being treated at the hospital or on-site, per guidance from the Henrico County Health Department.

Here’s a breakdown of the cases as of Tuesday:

  • Many of the positive residents are asymptomatic carriers who show no signs of being ill
  • At least 49 residents are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms that range from mild to severe
  • 35 Canterbury residents have tested negative for COVID-19
  • 25 staff members have tested positive and some are still awaiting test results

The two additional deaths confirmed on April 9 brings the total at the facility to 35.

Canterbury Health and The Henrico Health Department says families were notified of the test results.

“In a long-term care facility, you’re in a unique circumstance where there’s high touch and a lot of going from one patient to another with a high volume of healthcare workers,” said Richmond and Henrico Health Director Dr. Danny Avula

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