ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Fourteen nursing home residents have died in nine days, according to the Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH) nursing home report for Wednesday, July 22, bringing the cumulative total to 146.
Nine deaths happened at Woodland Hills Health & Rehab Center in Little Rock, in Pulaski County. That facility has a total of 19 deaths since the inception of the pandemic, according to ADH’s report.
BrookStone Assisted Living Community, in Fayetteville, Washington County, had three deaths.
NURSING HOME OVERALL DATA, PER ADH, 7/22:
- 1,068 positive cases among residents
- 304 recoveries among residents
- 146 residents have died
- 740 positive healthcare workers
- 279 recovered healthcare workers
Nationally, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be sending $5 billion to all skilled nursing facilities, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, July 22.
“Nursing homes in higher risk areas will be receiving more funding,” he said. “This money can be used to address critical needs.”
14 nursing home deaths in less than a week; COVID-19 related