BALTIMORE (WJZ) — WJZ has learned that several senior citizens have been transferred from Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center to Good Samaritan Hospital with COVID-19.
In a statement the Baltimore City Health Department said, “The Health Department continues to work with nursing homes across Baltimore City to provide guidance and support for both staff and residents.”
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Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been a major focus during the state’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Current data from the Maryland Department of Health shows currently there are more than 5,700 cases among residents and staff.
Baltimore City has 896 – the third highest number of cases at nursing facilities in the state.
Statewide, there have been 3,086 deaths – 882 of them among residents and staff at Maryland’s nursing homes.
Overall, after several days of slight increases, the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland fell on Thursday, data from the health department showed.
As of Thursday morning, 441 people were hospitalized in the state due to COVID-19, with 292 of those cases being acute care and 149 being intensive care. On Wednesday, 461 Marylanders were hospitalized due to the virus.