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Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reports nine COVID-19 related deaths

HINTON, W.Va. (WVVA) A nursing home at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic is reporting new deaths related to the virus.

The Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is reporting nine COVID-19 related deaths.

Since the start of the Pandemic, 64 residents and 19 staff members have been infected with the virus. Right now, there are four active cases among residents and two active cases among staff, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

According to a statement on the facility's Facebook page in October, COVID-positive patients are being cared for in isolation areas and the employees are quarantining at home. Read the full statement below.

“We have received some tremendous support from our community and our patients and employees truly appreciate their thoughts and prayers,” said Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Executive Director Shellie Bailey. “We encourage everyone in the community to continue to follow mask and social distancing guidelines.”

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