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State health officials released the results of coronavirus testing this week for nearly all patients and staff in long-term health facilities in Massachusetts.
Nursing homes had to test 90% or more of employees and residents on COVID-19 by Monday. These results were released on Wednesday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. The report also revealed the extent of death in each of these facilities.
At least 20 people have died in more than 80 long-term care facilities. Five homes had more than 50 deaths, the data showed.
Mobile users: Click here for a detailed table of cases and deaths in long-term care facilities
Of the 360 nursing homes required to transmit test data, the DPH 350 has reached the 90% test threshold for residents and employees. Five institutions did not meet the threshold and five did not provide the required test data.
The COVID 19 test requirement for residents and employees was part of several provisions for the second $ 130 million stimulus package for long-term care facilities.
The highest death toll was reported in the Leavitt family’s Jewish home in Longmeadow, where 66 people died.
The Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence has now recorded 64 deaths, and the Courtyard Nursing Care in Medford has now 60 deaths.
Another state aid requirement is a bi-weekly infection control audit based on a 28-point infection control checklist that complies with the guidelines of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicare and Medicaid Services Centers and the DPH was developed.
The first audits were carried out from May 4th to 15th by registered nurses and clinical staff trained in infection control.
Each of the 360 long-term care facilities was rated on the following scale:
- Green; “In Adherence”: scored at least 24 out of 28
- Yellow; “In Adherence, but justifies another review”: at least 20 out of 28 points
- Red; “Not in Adherence”: Is scored below 20 points and / or has missed at least one of six core competencies
According to state health authorities, 228 facilities were rated “green” in the first round of exams, while 132 facilities were rated “red”. During the initial test, there were no facilities in the “yellow” category.
Of the 132 establishments that were rated “red”, 119 scored 20 or more points on the scale, but failed to achieve a core competence (e.g. improper use of personal protective equipment).
All long-term care facilities in the “red” category receive targeted training on infection control and will be checked again by May 29.
“I think we’re in the process of really understanding the problems in nursing homes and setting up the processes to stabilize, not just stabilize, but move forward,” said Marylou Sudders, Minister of Health and Human Services.
By Wednesday, DPH data showed that 20,267 residents and workers in Massachusetts long-term care facilities were infected with COVID-19. More than 4,000 inhabitants have died from the corona virus.
Sudders also said the state could resume visits to nursing homes and hospitals in a few weeks.
The federal authorities are preparing to publish national virus data from nursing homes by the end of the month.
The data did not include the Holyoke military home, which had the largest outbreak in the state with 76 reported deaths.