33 citizens, personnel of Cape Cod nursing home test favorable for COVID
Updated: 5:39 PM EDT Jul 20, 2021
MARIA: THE DELTA VARIANT NOW ACCOUNTS FOR 83% OF NEW COVID CASES IN THE U.S. HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IS DR. TODD ELLERIN, CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AT STHOU SHORE HEALTH. THANK YOU FOR JOINING United States. 3 WEEKS AGO, THE CDC SDAI THE DELTA VARIANT WAS CAUSING ABOUT HALF OF L ALCASES NATIONALLY, SO A JUMP TO 83% IS A SHARP INCREASE. HOW DOES IT CHANGE THE RISK RIGHT NOW TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED? >> > > MARIA, YES, IT IS THE MAJORITY OF CASES RIGHT NOW, AND CASES HAVE CLIMBED. YESTERDAY THERE WERE 55,000 CASES IN THE U.S.,00 6 DEATHS, NUMBERS GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION IN MASSACHUSETTS, AS WELL. WE JUST HAVE TO DOUBLE DOWN AGAINST THE VIRUS. THAT MEANS TREND TO VACCINATE AS MANY PEOEPL AS POSSIBLE. ITS NOT TOO LATE. I WOULD ASK PEOPLE WHO HAVENT BEEN VACCINATED YET TO TRY TO ACCEPT TRUST OVER MISTRUST AND TO KWNO THAT THIS VACCINE REALLY CAN BE LIFESAVING. ED: WERE HEARING A LOT MORE ABOUT THESE RARE BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS, ESPECIALLY LOCALLY IN PLACES LIKE PROVINCETOWN. DOES THAT MEAN THE HEALTH RISK FOR VACCINATED PEOPLE IS INCREASING, O?TO >> > > WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THIS VARIANT IS THAT IT IS MORE CONTAGIOUS AND VACCIS NEHAVE REDUCED EFFECTIVENESS AGAINST INFECTION. YOU CAGEN T THE VIRUS ON THE BACK OF YOUR NOSE COME YOU CAN TRANSMIT IT TO HEOTR PEOE, PL BUT IF YOURE VACCINATED, THE RISK IS MUCH LESS. The Bright Side IS YOU ARE LESS LI GHTLY TOET G HOSPITALIZED, YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SEVERELY ILL, YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO DIE. SO WE ARE HEARING MORE CASES– WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT. HOPEFULLY THOSE WILL NOT END UP IN THE HOSPITAL. MAA: RI I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVED YOU GET THE VACCINELE COME YOU GET BACK TO NORMAL, NO MASKS, NO STAY-AT-HOME ORDS, ER THEY ARE LIFTED, THERE ARE NO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. IT FELTOO GD, YOU THINK, GOOD, HERE WE GO, WE HAVE TURNED THIS CORNER– UT B NORMAL, IS IT FURTHER AWAY NO?– NOW? ARE YOU STILL CONFIDENT WE CAN GET THERE? >> > > D IO THINK WE CAN GET THERE. YOU ARE RIGHT. WE ARE NOT BACK TO NORMAL. THE RECENT RECURRENCES ARE DISCOURAGING. BUT REMEMBER, KIDS ARE GOING BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM. YES, THEY MAY BE GOING BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM WITH MASKS, MAYBE BOTH VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED, BUT T IHINK THE ASCLSROOMS ARE OPEN? WE MAY BE MASKING MORE INDOORS, BUT HOPEFULLY THE REST AROUND– RESTAURANTS, GYMNASMSIU WILL BE OPEN. SO I THINK THINGS ARE BETTER. I THINKHE T WORST I BSEHIND United States. WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC. WEVEEE SN IINT ISRAEL, THE U.K., NOW THE U.S.– THE DELTA VARITAN IS THAT CONTAGIOUS, AND WE ARE SEEING THE EFFECTS RIGHT NOW. ED: YOUVE BEEN ON THE FRONTLINE OF THIS PANDEMIC SINCE DAY ONE. WHATS IT BEEN LIKE TO YOU– LIKE FOR YOU PERSONALLY? TO SEE CASE NUMBERS RISING AGAIN? I CAN HEAR CONCERNING YOUR VOICE AS IM LISTENING TO YOU. >> > > A DEEP S– DEEP SIGH, ED, I NE MEDORE YOGA. I WANTED CASES TO GO TO ZERO IN THE U.S., IN MASSACHUSETTS, AND AYST THERE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE CAT AND MOUSE GAME, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE. WE ARE GETTING PEOPLE VACCINATED, BUT THE VIRUS IS A SHAPE SHIFTING. FOR ME, I THINK THE KEY IS, IT JUSMAT KES ME WANT TO URGE PEOPLE TO PLEASE, WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THAT MOLECULAR SHIELD THAT CAN PROTECT AGAINST THE VIRUS, WHEN YOU KNOW THAT LFHA THE COUNTRY STILL IS NOT VACCINATED– ALMOST 30% OF ADULTS IN THE U.S. STILL ARE NOT VACCINATED, IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO HELP THEM. I DONT EXACTLY KNOW HOW TO DO IT AT THIS POINT. ED: THANKS FOR YOUR T.
33 homeowners, staff of Cape Cod retirement home test positive for COVID.
A Massachusetts assisted living home has reported 33 citizens and staff that work at the facility have checked favorable for COVID-19 over the previous 10 days, the Department of Public Health stated. The Maplewood at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth reported its first favorable COVID test on July 10, with the case count increasing to 33 since July 19. The DPH said an overall of 24 citizens and 9 staff evaluated positive for the coronavirus. “DPH has been actively helping and keeping an eye on in the reaction to the center,” a statement from the health company stated. The state health company said it has been onsite and is proving continuous daily support, which includes testing and PPE supplies.The DPH said homeowners who checked positive have actually been provided monoclonal antibody therapies. “The bulk of locals are immunized and asymptomatic or have mild signs. All favorable staff are steady,” the declaration from the DPH stated. The state health department said it has actually likewise vistied various long-lasting care centers throughout Cape Cod, offering voluntary infection control evaluation and reaction. “The purpose of these visits is to assess infection control practices and to provide professional guidance and technical assistance,” the DPH stated. The DPH said that the bulk of retirement home throughout the commonwealth continue to report no new cases in locals or personnel. According to the state, just 6 centers reported new positive staff and/or citizens recently. All six of these facilities reported just one to two cases over a seven-day period. The DPH stated as of June 12, 88% of assisted living home residents are fully vaccinated and 73% of staff are completely vaccinated.
” The majority of locals are vaccinated and asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. All favorable staff are stable,” the declaration from the DPH stated. The state health department stated it has actually also vistied various long-term care facilities throughout Cape Cod, supplying voluntary infection control evaluation and action. “The purpose of these visits is to evaluate infection control practices and to offer professional guidance and technical help,” the DPH said. The DPH stated that most of nursing homes throughout the commonwealth continue to report no new cases in locals or staff. According to the state, just six facilities reported brand-new positive personnel and/or locals last week. All 6 of these facilities reported just one to 2 cases over a seven-day period. The DPH stated as of June 12, 88% of assisted living home homeowners are completely vaccinated and 73% of personnel are completely immunized.
A Massachusetts nursing home has actually reported 33 residents and personnel that work at the facility have actually checked favorable for COVID-19 over the past 10 days, the Department of Public Health said. The DPH said a total of 24 residents and 9 staff tested favorable for the coronavirus. The state health company stated it has actually been onsite and is proving ongoing everyday assistance, which includes screening and PPE supplies.The DPH said residents who tested favorable have been used monoclonal antibody therapies. The DPH stated a total of 24 citizens and 9 staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The state health firm stated it has been onsite and is showing ongoing daily support, which includes testing and PPE supplies.The DPH said citizens who tested positive have been offered monoclonal antibody rehabs.
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WEST YARMOUTH, Mass.– A Massachusetts assisted living home has reported 33 homeowners and staff that operate at the facility have actually tested favorable for COVID-19 over the past 10 days, the Department of Public Health said. The Maplewood at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth reported its first favorable COVID test on July 10, with the case count increasing to 33 as of July 19.
The DPH said a total of 24 homeowners and 9 personnel evaluated positive for the coronavirus. “DPH has been actively helping and keeping an eye on in the response to the facility,” a statement from the health agency said. The state health agency stated it has been onsite and is showing ongoing day-to-day support, that includes testing and PPE supplies.The DPH said citizens who tested positive have been provided monoclonal antibody rehabs.