New COVID-19 testing at Lihula Care Home due to increase in number of cases ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Lihula Südamekodu care home.
Lihula Südamekodu care home. Source: ERR

The number of residents infected with the coronavirus at the Lihula Südamekodu (Lihula Care Home) in western Estonia has grown to 15 as of May 22, and a new round of testing is to be conducted, whose results will be available on May 23.

On May 19, The Läänerand municipality announced that of the 23 female clients in the care home, 13 have tested positive for the coronavirus, and now the municipality announces that the number of residents who have been diagnosed with the virus, and are under the supervision of the doctors, numbers 15.

"There is [also] another client from the care home that is in a hospital but for other reasons," the home added.

The municipality says that the conditions of the care home residents currently staying in the West-Tallinn Central Hospital are stable.

In addition to the 15 residents, two staff members have also been infected, including the director. The manager of the care home, who most likely got the infection during a job interview in Pärnu, was the first to test COVID-19 positive earlier in May, and the other patient is a staff member who most likely contracted the virus from one of the infected residents.

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