Connecticut nursing home swayed by COVID-19 outbreak; 89 infected, 8 killed, nearly all fully vaccinated; All visits have been cancelled

The Gir village community in Canaan first reported three cases of COVID-19 in October, with that number continuing to rise over time to the point that a total of 89 residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Litchfield County, Connecticut – A Connecticut nursing home has had the COVID-19 outbreak, Nearly 90 infected with the virus and 8 eventually succumbed to it; Reports indicate that almost all of the cases were among those who were fully vaccinated.

The Gir village community in Canaan—which has about 70 residents—reported three cases of COVID-19 for the first time in October, with that number continuing to rise over time to the point that a total of 89 residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of that number, 48 residents and 21 workers have since recovered; 8 individuals, however, died. Of the total number of infected 89 infected, 87 of them have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gere village issued a statement on the situation, providing an update on the recovery of the injured.

“We are encouraged to see that 69 employees and residents have already recovered and are out of isolation,” they said. “While we must continue with COVID-19 prevention protocols, we want to assure everyone that we are doing everything we can to keep residents and staff safe. We continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide updates to residents, staff, families and community stakeholders as the situation changes.”

Due to the high number of infections, Gere Village has canceled all visits so that they can control the outbreak; Until then, they encouraged families to hold video conferences in order to connect with the facility’s residents.

“We understand that communication with family members is extremely important to our residents, and we encourage you to continue to communicate virtually,” they said.

A non-infection-free village must remain for at least two weeks before residents and workers are allowed to receive COVID-19 booster injections; The facility has not reported any injuries since November 8.

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