MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WJZ) — A tenth resident of the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy has died from the coronavirus, health officials said Sunday.
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At least 77 residents and 27 staff members have tested positive for the virus.READ MORE: Officials Investigating After DC Pedestrian Bridge Collapses On Wednesday Afternoon
Five more cases of COVID-19 were also reported Sunday at the Carroll Lutheran Village nursing home.
The surge of cases at nursing homes in Maryland led Gov. Larry Hogan to enact an emergency order over the weekend requiring all nursing home staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment. The order also requires facilities to create separate observation and isolation areas for residents.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Underway In Capital Gazette Mass Shooting Case