Nursing facilities cases unchanged
YOUNGSTOWN — Though the number of Mahoning County long-term care facilities with at least one case of the coronavirus continued to climb from 23 to 25 on the most recent list, the number of cases has not grown.
Mahoning County facilities such as nursing homes saw their number of current patient cases drop to 117 this week, the lowest number in four weeks, according to data released late Wednesday.
The number was 169 three weeks ago, 158 two weeks ago and 121 last week.
Two Mahoning County facilities that have done mass testing — Crandall Medical Center in Sebring and Park Vista nursing home in Youngstown — account for 79 of the 117 cases. Fifteen of the 23 facilities have no current patient cases.
The number of staff cases last week was 39. That is a decline over the 68 three weeks ago, 51 two weeks ago and 45 last week.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that the Ohio National Guard begin assisting Ohio long-term care facilities with testing for staff members this week.
The testing will be prioritized at nursing homes with a COVID-19 “history,” DeWine said. Of the state’s 960 nursing homes, about 200 have had patients and / or staff diagnosed with the virus, he said.
Long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, are among the most hard-hit areas of the state for the virus, now accounting for about 70 percent of cases, the Ohio Department of Health revealed recently.
Mahoning County Public Health has been reporting for more than a month the percentage of Mahoning County virus deaths that come from long-term care facilities. The percentage has steadily climbed each week and is now at 72 percent.
Mahoning County had the third-highest number of long-term-care-facility deaths last week at 87 but moved to fourth highest this week with 100.
Franklin County has the highest total at 150, followed by Lucas County (Toledo) at 135 and Summit County at 108.
Overall, 272 COVID-19 fatalities were reported as of Tuesday in the Mahoning Valley: 173 in Mahoning, 47 in Trumbull and 52 in Columbiana counties.
Trumbull County has had 20 deaths involving long-term care facilities, and Columbiana County has had 23.
The Ohman Family Living nursing home in Middlefield continues to have a high number of virus cases — 35 involving patients six involving staff.
COVID-19-related cases at long-term care facilities
The Ohio Department of Health updated its list of COVID-19-related cases at nursing homes and long-term care facilities Wednesday. There are 1,487 current patient cases in Ohio nursing homes and 574 staff cases. There have been a total of 5,324 patient cases and 2,438 staff dating back to April 15. The current cases are for May 20-27.
TRUMBULL COUNTY (5)
Gillette Nursing home in Warren, 0 patients and 0 staff; total of 0 patients and 1 staff.
O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home in Masury, 0 patient and 0 staff, total of 21 patients and 1 staff.
Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Nursing home in Niles, 0 patients and 0 staff / total of 2 patients and 0 staff.
Washington Square nursing home in Warren, 0 patients, 0 staff, total 0 patients, 1 staff.
Windsor House of Champion nursing home, 13 patients, 6 staff, total of 24 patients and 9 staff.
MAHONING COUNTY (25)
Beeghly Oaks nursing home in Boardman, 5 patients and 0 staff members, for a total of 59 patients and 16 staff.
Briarfield at Ashley Circle nursing home, 5 patients and 1 staff / total of 5 patients and 1 staff.
Brookdale Austintown Senior Living assisted living, 0 patients and 0 staff / total of 3 patients and 2 staff.
Canfield Place Assisted Living, 4 patients and 3 staff / total of 4 patients and 3 staff.
Caprice Healthcare Center nursing home in North Lima, 0 patients and 2 staff members / total of 0 patients and 2 staff.
Center for Rehabilition Hampton nursing home in Poland, 0 patients and 0 staff members / total of 0 patients and 1 staff.
Continuing Healthcare of Boardman nursing home, 0 patients and 2 staff / total of 20 patients and 2 staff.
Crandall Medical Center nursing home in Sebring, 60 patients and 9 staff / total of 99 patients and 26 staff.
Greenbriar Nursing Home in Boardman, 4 patients, 0 staff / total of 4 patient and 0 staff.
Hampton Woods nursing home in Poland, 0 patients and 0 staff / total of 0 patients and 2 staff.
Humility House nursing home in Austintown, 6 patients and 6 staff / total of 22 patients and 19 staff.
The Inn at Ironwood assisted living in Canfield, 0 patients and 0 staff members / total of 0 patients and 1 staff.
Marian Living Center assisted living in North Lima, 0 patients and 3 staff members / total of 6 patients and 5 staff.
Masternick Memorial nursing home in New Middletown, 0 patients and 1 staff / total of 47 patients and 18 staff.
Park Center nursing home in Boardman, 11 patients and 4 staff members / total of 16 patients and 7 staff.
Park Vista assisted living in Youngstown, 0 patients and 1 staff / total of 1 patients and 1 staff.
Park Vista nursing home in Youngstown, 19 patients and 5 staff / total of 29 patients and 11 staff.
Shepherd of the Valley nursing home in Boardman, 2 patients and 0 staff / total of 22 patient and 12 staff.
Shepherd of the Valley Poland assisted living, 0 patients and 0 staff / total of 7 patients and 3 staff.
Shepherd of the Valley Poland nursing home, 1 patients and 0 staff / total of 1 patients and 1 staff.
St. Mary Alzheimer’s Center nursing home near Columbiana, 0 patients and 1 staff / total of 42 patients and 35 staff.
The Inn at Glenellen assisted living in North Lima 0 patient and 0 staff; total of 3 patients and 1 staff.
Victoria House Assisted Living in Austintown, 0 patients and 0 staff member / total of 0 patients and 1 staff.
Windsor House at Canfield nursing home, 0 patients and 0 staff / total 13 patients, 4 staff.
Windsor House at Omni Manor nursing home, Youngstown, 0 patients and 0 staff members / total of 71 patients, 29 staff.