Six COVID-19 positive residents die at Kenosha long-term care facility

Posted at 11:17 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 12:17:08-04

Over the past several weeks, six residents who tested positive for COVID-19 at a Kenosha long-term care facility have died, the Kenosha County Division of Health said Wednesday.

The residents were at the Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center located on Sheridan Road in Kenosha. Five of the six residents were in hospice care before testing positive for coronavirus, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said.

“The Bay at Sheridan has been doing everything right, when it comes to handling this heartbreaking situation,” Freiheit said in a press release. “We appreciate the facility’s open communication with the Division of Health, and its diligence in attending to the needs of its residents and staff.”

All residents and staff at the facility were tested for COVID-19 and those who tested positive were moved to a wing of the facility, where they are kept isolated.

“We continue to work with both the local and state health departments to ensure that we are taking all appropriate infection control practices,” Regional Clinical Director of Champion Care Mitzie Cannon said. “We are working with the local Department of Health to get the lab results in a timely manner; this will help us isolate all future COVID-19 residents right away.”

As of Wednesday, there were a reported 1,008 cases of COVID-19 in Kenosha County. 22 people have died.

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