Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Peterborough and Jaffrey care homes experience new COVID outbreaks

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Monadnock Ledger – Transcript

Posted: 09/23/2022 14:22:03

Modified: 09/23/2022 14:21:25

The Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is experiencing its third outbreak of COVID-19, and the Pheasant Wood Center in Peterborough is experiencing its second since late last year.

According to New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services statistics from September 22, 22 residents and five staff members tested positive for COVID at the Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. At Pheasant Wood Center, seven residents and four staff members have been infected. No deaths have been reported at either facility.

The first outbreak at Jaffrey Rehabilitation ended on January 3, with one death. Thirty-three residents and 11 staff members have been infected. The second outbreak ended on April 22, with 23 residents and five staff members infected. There were no deaths.

The previous outbreak at Pheasant Wood Center ended on April 26, with two deaths. During this outbreak, 42 ​​residents and 13 staff were infected.

DHHS announced 1,318 new positive COVID test results between September 15 and September 21, with six new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, DHHS says there have been a total of 348,552 diagnosed cases of COVID, with 2,690 deaths. As of September 22, there were 1,708 active COVID cases and 24 hospitalizations.

On Friday afternoon, neither Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center administrator Patrick Lyons nor Pheasant Wood administrator Nicholas Labrie could be reached for comment.

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