101 COVID-19 cases reported in the past month at Bon Air long-term care facility

101 COVID-19 cases reported in the past month at Bon Air long-term care facility

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - 101 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at The Laurels of Bon Air Nursing and Rehab Center.

The 101 cases in the outbreak have been over the past month, since the Virginia Department of Health says they were first notified of the initial case on November 5th. The department says a majority of the cases came in the following two weeks.

The health department says the facility had not been allowing indoor visitation, so the source was most likely an infected staff member, which is consistent with what they’re seeing at most long-term facilities.

If you look at the facility’s website, they’re reporting they’ve seen more than 130 total cases since May 1st. Since the beginning of May, 98 residents and 36 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 17 staff members and 62 residents in the facility with Coronavirus.

NBC12 has put in multiple calls to the Laurels of Bon Air for more information on what they’re doing to protect their residents and staff members and have not heard anything.

NBC12 spoke with one woman has lost several friends to the outbreak and now she’s battling the disease herself.

“I’m petrified, I’m so scared...my daughter called me about 20 times a day and I mean I’m scared. Everybody here is wearing those white suits. I mean they’re scared to death,” she said.

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