Two Aurora deaths related to COVID-19

The Central District Health Department reported this week that two people from Aurora have died from complications related to COVID-19.

CDHD reported Thursday that a male in his 60s died April 15 at Westfield Quality Care as a result of the virus. On Friday, a woman in her 60s died of similar causes.
The deaths brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Central District to 11.
CDHD reports a total of 529 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of  2 p.m. Monday. This total reflects an increase of 28 cases from Saturday’s total of 501. The total breakdown by county shows Hall County with 505 cases, Hamilton County with 18 and Merrick County with six.
“We expect the numbers to continue to rise in the next 10 days,” said Teresa Anderson, CDHD director.
CDHD also reported over 40 COVID-19 positive tests in staff and residents in the following long-term care facilities and home health services: Tabitha, Lakeview, Tiffany Square, Heritage, Edgewood, Country House, Azria Health Broadwell Good Samaritan in Hall County, and Westfield Quality Care in Hamilton County.
“We have very limited testing for individuals referred to CDHD through the healthcare system,” Anderson said in a press release. “We are hopeful that the number of much needed COVID-19 tests will increase in the near future. Social distancing has been proven to be effective in reducing the spread of the virus and is something everyone can and should do until we advise otherwise.”

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