A nursing home in Austin struggles with a Covid-19 outbreak as almost 200 of its residents tested positive for the deadly virus.
More than 100 people have been infected at a nursing home in Austin and eight of them have died already. Read the story below for more information.
Austin Oasis is a residential care center that provides long-term nursing for patients in hospice, rehabilitation, memory care, and psychiatric care. The nursing home has less than 200 residents, but the outbreak has infected at least 101 of their patients and staffers.
The high number of cases reflects the nursing home’s rigorous testing, Austin Oasis officials said in a statement. In early June, Austin Oasis asked the Illinois Department of Public Health to test all patients and staff members at the care center.
All of those who have tested positive are being treated in a special recovery unit to prevent more infections, nursing home officials said. In accordance with state guidelines, Austin Oasis has discontinued visits and communal activities while increasing access to personal protective equipment.
The nursing home also sent a letter to family members notifying them about the expanded testing. The letter said that the majority of positive test results came from patients who were asymptomatic.
“Austin Oasis ensures that the internal and IDPH guidelines and protocols are being followed by constant monitoring and rounding in the facility. Our main focus right now is protecting our residents and staff from COVID-19,” the statement said.
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