UPDATE: Health department announces 3 new COVID-19 cases involving Taylor County nursing home

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UPDATE (August 27, 2020 4:23 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department provided an additional update on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Rosewood Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon.

Dr. David Bender, the county health officer, announced on Thursday that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed three more positive cases involving the nursing home. The patients, one a staff member and the other two residents at the nursing home are said to vary in ages and are currently in isolation at their homes and Rosewood, according to the health department.

The announcement of the new cases brings Taylor County as a whole to 43 active COVID-19 cases, with one previous announced positive has been determined as a false positive by two additional tests within the 48 hours of initial testing, according to the health department.

Stay with 12 News as we will continue to bring you the latest regarding the nursing home outbreak as it becomes available.


UPDATE (August 24, 2020 10:37 a.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department announced that a second person has died as a result of complications with COVID-19 at the Rosewood Nursing Home.

According to the health department, the third confirmed death in the county, the second at the nursing home from the coronavirus disease involved a 86-year-old female resident at the nursing facility.

The health department stated that no further information will be released at this time to respect the privacy of the family.

Stay with 12 News as we will continue to bring you the latest regarding the nursing home outbreak as it becomes available.


UPDATE (August 22, 2020 3:19 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department announced that one person has died as a result of complications with COVID-19 at the Rosewood Nursing Home.

According to the health department, the second confirmed death in the county, the first at the nursing home from the coronavirus disease involved a 92-year-old female resident at the nursing facility.

The health department stated that no further information will be released at this time to respect the privacy of the family.

Stay with 12 News as we will continue to bring you the latest regarding the Rosewood Nursing Home outbreak.


UPDATE (August 21, 2020 6:35 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department provided an additional update on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Rosewood Nursing Home on Friday evening.

The outbreak at the facility is now at a total of 49 positive cases, which includes 33 residents and 16 staff members. One resident and one staff member have recovered.

UPDATE (Aug. 19, 2020 8:13 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor Health Department provided an additional update on the Rosewood Nursing Home outbreak on Wednesday.

Dr. David Bender, the county health officer, announced on Tuesday that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed the 87th positive case of COVID-19 involving a Taylor County resident.

The patient, who is in their 40’s, is a staff member at Rosewood Genesis and they are currently in isolation at their home.

The health department also stated that a contract tracing investigation is now underway. The outbreak is now at a total of 33 positive cases (25 residents and 8 staff members).

This brings Taylor County to 37 active COVID-19 cases.


UPDATE (Aug. 18, 2020 6:35 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor Health Department has provided an additional update on the Rosewood Nursing Home outbreak.

Dr. David Bender, the county health officer, announced on Tuesday that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed the 85th and 86th positive cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County.

The release stated that the patients included a resident and staff member of the Rosewood Nursing Home. The resident is currently in isolation at the nursing home and the staff member is quarantining at their home, according to the release.

The health department also stated that a contract tracing investigation is now underway. The outbreak is now at a total of 32 positive cases (25 residents and 7 staff members).

This brings Taylor County to 36 active COVID-19 cases.


UPDATE (Aug. 13, 2020 10:36 p.m.):

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor Health Department has provided an additional update on the recent outbreak at the Rosewood Nursing Home.

Two staff members and three residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the Health Department on Thursday night.

The third patient is in their 70’s and is currently in isolation at the nursing home, health department officials explained.

According to the release, a second round of facility-wide testing of all staff and residents was completed Thursday and will continue to be tested weekly until all staff and residents test negative.

This brings Taylor County’s confirmed cases to 60; with 13 active COVID-19 cases, 46 recovered and one death, officials explained.


UPDATE (Aug. 12, 2020 6:17 p.m.)

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Grafton-Taylor Health Department has provided an update on an outbreak at the Rosewood Nursing Home.

Two staff members and two residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the Health Department.

Further test results are pending.

This second patient is in their 90s and is in isolation at the nursing home, officials said.

Taylor County has had 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 12 active cases, the release said.


ORIGINAL STORY (Aug. 5, 2020 11:06 a.m.)

GRAFTON, W.Va. —The Grafton-Taylor Health Department has reported that the Rosewood Nursing Home has two positive cases of COVID-19.

According to a Facebook post on the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, one of the nursing home’s residents tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.

The nursing home, health department and the Department of Health and Human Resources Public Health Command are working in cooperation to “complete facility wide testing of all staff and residents,” as well as a “thorough deep cleaning” of the facility, the post states.

With this additional case, Taylor County’s active COVID-19 cases total 21.

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