Long-term care Facilities to Remain Closed to Visitors, as Concerns About Separation Mount
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Coronavirus outbreaks at New Hampshire facilities serving the elderly continue unabated. Just two days after state officials announced a major outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a Manchester long-term care facility, the number increased from 51 to 84, with four deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
The outbreak at the Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center is one of many among long-term care facilities across the state affecting residents and staff. NHPR reporter Casey McDermott has been tracking state data over the last several weeks, and the cumulative cases to date include 138 at Hanover Hill in Manchester, 120 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, and 72 at Crestwood Center in Milford.