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Virus burned through Niantic nursing home despite infection control measures

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Virus burned through Niantic nursing home despite infection control measures

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East Lyme — The Bride Brook Health & Rehabilitation Center in Niantic was inspected by state health officials and members of the National Guard four times between April 21 and May 6, receiving no citations for its infection control procedures, according to facility Administrator Lisa Maheu.

The inspectors walked around the 130-bed facility, scrutinizing how staff were putting on their personal protective equipment, washing or sanitizing their hands, and handling food and supplies.

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Bride Brook passed the inspections, and yet was devastated by the novel coronavirus, along with other nursing homes in Connecticut and across the country. The facility reported on its website Friday that it’s had 102 residents and 30 staff members test positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and that 71 residents have recovered at the nursing home.

Bride Brook reported to the Department of Public Health on Wednesday that 14 people had died of COVID-19-related illness and six additional deaths were suspected to be related. The state released its latest report on nursing homes Friday , which indicated that 7,875 residents of nursing homes have tested positive for the coronavirus. Laboratory testing has confirmed 1,719 nursing home deaths associated with COVID-19 and 471 deaths suspected of being related.

The numbers and inspection results reveal how insidious the invisible virus is in congregate care settings, transmitted from person to person through airborne droplets emitted by coughing, sneezing or even talking, […]

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