Information launched by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Wednesday shows there are 30 long-term care facilities in the county that have at least 1 positive case.
TOLEDO, Ohio– The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department released data on coronavirus cases in long-lasting care facilities Wednesday afternoon, per the Ohio Department of Health new standards.
There are at least 107 COVID0-19 confirmed cases among 30 Lucas County retirement home, according to the health department. The case could be a staffer or a resident.
” My level of issue is at the most high right now because I deal with these individuals every day,” one retirement home staff member informed WTOL anonymously out of fear for retribution.
This individual stated he is a staff member at one of the 30 Lucas County centers where a COVID-19 case has actually been determined.
” We’re seeing a certain, I do not want to state concern but a definite issue in our nursing homes,” Lucas County Health Commissioner Eric Zgodzinski stated.
The 107 cases make up approximately 1/6 of all validated cases in Lucas County.
It’s unclear how it breaks down because county officials would not define the number of cases each facility has, regardless of the public value to understand the virus’ spread.
” This is a nasty infection and it spreads quickly in those settings where you’re taking care of crucial clients,” Zgodzinski stated.
Zgodzinski stated regardless of the stark numbers, aid is on the way.
” You’re visiting in the future, if you would, let’s call it a strike team job force, a concerted effort to see what’s going on in those nursing houses and find out how we can help them better,” he stated.
That’s welcome news for this staff member, who requires more details be launched instantly.
” We’re not protecting ourselves if we don’t know that these clients have this infection already or someone in the facility has this virus already,” he said.
WTOL 11 has filed a public records request with the Ohio Department of Health requesting for statewide information on nursing homes and long term care facilities. So far, that hasn’t been fulfilled.
Below is a list of Lucas Co. centers that presently have at least one favorable case:
Charter Elder Living of Oak Openings;-LRB- .
Concord Care Center;-LRB-
Customized Home Group Home;-LRB-
Divine Rehab and Nursing at Sylvania;-LRB-
Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center;-LRB-
Friendship New Vision;-LRB-
Garden of St. Francis;-LRB-
Heatherdowns Rehabilitation and Residential;
Kingston of Sylvania;-LRB-
Lakes of Monclova;-LRB-
Landings of Oregon;
Luther Home of Grace;-LRB-
Luthern Village of Wolf Creek;-LRB-
National Church Residency;-LRB-
Northwest Ohio Development Center;-LRB-
Orchard Rental Property;-LRB-
Valuable Places Group House;-LRB-
Pristine Senior Citizen Living;-LRB-
Senas Quality Grownup Care;-LRB-
The Laurels of Toledo;
Wiley Group Home;-LRB-
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