CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Citadel nursing home in Salisbury is home to the worst COVID-19 outbreak in North Carolina, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The report, which has information from congregate living facilities updated as of 4 p.m. Friday, says The Citadel has 157 total coronavirus cases and 18 deaths. Three other facilities have more deaths with the most being 20 at Pruitt Health-Carolina Point in Orange County.
Autumn Care in Cornelius has the most coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg County with 67, 43 of which were residents. There have been 18 deaths reported at that facility.
Congregate living settings include nursing homes, residential care facilities in correctional institutes.
In a congregate living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases. An outbreak is considered over if there is not evidence of continued transmission within the facility. This is measured as 28 days after the latest date of onset in a symptomatic person or the latest date of specimen collection in an asymptomatic person, whichever is later.
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