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3 more people died of COVID-19 in Lancaster County nursing homes: coroner

Intelligencer Journal - 8/1/2020

Three residents of Lancaster County nursing or personal care homes died of COVID-19 in the past week, according to the county coroner's office.

That's the lowest total since LNP|LancasterOnline began requesting the weekly updates in mid-May, and the tenth consecutive one in the single digits.

Of 382 coronavirus deaths in the county as of Thursday morning, the coroner's office reported 319 were from nursing or personal-care homes — up from 316 on July 23.

The nursing home tally includes 246 deaths at the facilities and 73 that happened after transfer to a hospital.

Some of the facilities are personal-care homes or continuing-care retirement communities that also have independent and assisted-living offerings; the coroner’s data includes deaths from anywhere in the community.

Deaths that happened since the last report were as follows.

Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata Borough: One more death, total 15, or 24% of its 63 personal care beds.

Willow Valley Communities, West Lampeter Township: Two more deaths (which LNP|LancasterOnline reported earlier this week), total 10, or 1.5% of its 419 nursing and 232 personal care beds. All deaths have been of supportive care residents, according to Willow Valley; including independent living, its campus is home to about 2,400 people.



This is the log of daily #COVID19 deaths in #LancasterCounty, based on the coroner's data. Last entry is dated Friday, July 24.

Heather Stauffer (@HStaufferLNP) July 30, 2020




From @PAHealthDept #COVID19 early monitoring dashboard, #LancasterCounty stats updated Friday:

Heather Stauffer (@HStaufferLNP) July 27, 2020



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