Two more deaths reported at Grafton senior facility with COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 15:49:42-04

GRAFTON — Two more deaths have been reported at a Grafton senior facility where a COVID-19 outbreak happened.

Village Pointe Commons in Grafton reported that two residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away. This makes three total deaths at the facility after a COVID-19 outbreak was reported earlier this month.

On March 22, a Guard Medic Team arrived at the facility on March 22 to assist with staffing during the outbreak.

“The health department sends our deepest condolences to family and loved ones. This is precisely why we have ordered long-term-care facilities and first responders to use PPE and ordered limitations on providers going into these facilities. We continue to urge the community to please stay home. We do not want other families to lose loved ones,” Kirsten Johnson, Health Officer of the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department in a press release.

The health department said they were also monitoring cases at five other long-term care facilities in Washington and Ozaukee counties.

An outbreak in a long-term care facility is defined as one resident that tests positive or two employees that test positive.

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