Of the 10 COVID-19 deaths the Lancaster County Coroner's Office recorded in the past week, eight were residents of nursing or personal care homes.
Details are as follows.
— Fairmount Homes, West Earl Township: Four more deaths, total 10, or 5% of its 114 nursing and 74 personal-care beds. Including independent living, the campus is home to about 400 people; its first COVID-19 death was at the end of July.
— ManorCare Health Services Lancaster, Lancaster Township: One more death, total 24, or 14% of its 172 nursing beds. Most of the deaths there were early in the pandemic; this was the first since early June.
— Willow Valley Communities, West Lampeter Township: Three more deaths, total 15, or 2% of its 419 nursing and 232 personal-care beds. Including independent living, the campus is home to about 2,400 people. Its first COVID-19 death was in mid-July.
As of Thursday, the coroner's office said there had been 400 deaths here attributed to COVID-19 so far, and 335 — or 84% — were residents of facilities like nursing or personal care homes.
An overview of weekly #LancasterCounty nursing home #COVID19 death updates, starting with most recent; we've been consistently below 10 for a long time now, after starting mid-May with 36 then 11 then 24. pic.twitter.com/zHhPM1kuWH— Heather Stauffer (@HStaufferLNP) August 14, 2020