Fourth resident dies from COVID-19 at Henrico nursing home
17 residents have been infected with virus at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
A fourth resident has died from COVID-19 at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, the long-term care nursing home in western Henrico County where 17 residents and six staff members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus over the past 12 days.
Two patients from the center are receiving treatment at a regional hospital and 11 other patients are being treated in an isolated unit at Canterbury by dedicated nursing staff, according to a Thursday news release from the facility. Two residents of the facility died Tuesday and one died Wednesday.
“While we are deeply focused on the care and protection of our residents and staff here onsite at Canterbury, our hearts go out to the families of those who have passed, and we deeply feel the loss within our community,” said the center’s administrator, Jeremiah Davis, in a statement released Thursday. “Of course, we are continually monitoring all Canterbury residents for COVID-19 symptoms, along with daily employee screenings. Those employees with respiratory symptoms and fever are prohibited from entering our facility.”
In addition to working closely with state and local health officials, Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is taking increased measures to prevent the spread of the virus, Davis said, including hiring an industrial cleaning service to provide ongoing decontamination of the facility.