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7:57 a.m. – Ross Township faility now site of largest nursing home COVID outbreak
A Ross Township facility is now the site to the largest COVID-19 nursing home outbreak in Allegheny County. State data show 110 residents at the ManorCare nursing home have contracted the coronavirus.
Of those 110 residents at ManorCare’s North Hills facility, more than 20 have died. ManorCare says another 60 have recovered.
The Toledo, Ohio-based company owns 42 facilities in Pennsylvania, two-thirds of which have had COVID-19 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Health provides infection control assistance to nursing homes dealing with outbreaks but declined to say whether the North Hills nursing home has requested aid.
An emailed statement from ManorCare says that in most cases COVID-19 patients are treated in-house, and that it has an infection control process to manage the virus.