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Four more deaths at Autumn Care in Cornelius

Source: NCDHHS

May 1. By Dave Yochum. There have been four more COVID-19 related deaths at Autumn Care in Cornelius, according to information released by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. That makes 14, up from 10 reported as of Monday.

The 102-bed nursing home has 58 COVID-19 patients according to the newest report, up from 53 at the beginning of the week.

31 deaths in Meck nursing homes

Thirty-one residents of Mecklenburg County nursing homes and residential care facilities have died from COVID-19, the state reported Friday afternoon.

Overall more than 60 percent of the Mecklenburg’s 49 coronavirus-related deaths have come from nursing homes. COVID-19 can strike anyone, but those over 65 are by far the most likely to die from the disease.

Mecklenburg County reported one more coronavirus-related death Friday.

The county has a total of 1,651 coronavirus cases, according to NCDHHS data released Friday.

Only Pruitt Health-Carolina Point, a nursing home in Orange County, with 16 deaths, The Citadel at Salisbury, a nursing home in Rowan County, also with 16 deaths, and Louisburg Healthcare, a nursing home in Franklin County, with 18 deaths, had more deaths than Autumn Care.

NCDHHS said there have been 181 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes in the state and 36 in residential care facilities which include adult group homes.

No comment

Autumn Care is a private business which leases the property on Zion Avenue from Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Autumn Care did not respond for comment, or confirm if there were more deaths subsequent to the state’s collection  of Friday’s data.

There have been no deaths at The Oaks in Huntersville where owner Atrium Health has moved some COVID-19 patients.

Click here to view the NCDHHS list of long-term care facilities with cases and death counts all across the state.

In a congregate living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed cases in persons who did not have COVID-19 diagnosed before arrival at the facility.

An outbreak is considered over after 28 days have passed since the date of symptom onset of the last case.

In situations where all persons in a congregate living setting test positive for COVID-19, the outbreak is considered over when all persons have recovered or been released from isolation.

Autumn Care did not respond for comment, or confirm if there were more deaths subsequent to the state’s collection  of data.