A Cecil County nursing home is preparing for spike in new coronavirus cases and has called in a state “strike team” to battle the disease’s spread, which has proved deadly at other nursing facilities.
“What started out as two isolated cases two days ago has now infected other residents and staff" at the Calvert Manor Health Care Center in Rising Sun, said Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy at a news conference Saturday.
County officials were alerted Thursday after two residents tested positive. Since then, additional residents and staff have tested positive, and additional test results are pending and more testing is underway, officials said.
A total number of positive cases at the facility was not available Saturday.
No deaths have been reported at the facility, and no residents or staff from the facility have been hospitalized, according to County Health Officer Lauren Levy.