COVID-19 has been reported at a third nursing home in Ashtabula County, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Four cases of COVID-19 were reported among residents at Country Club Retirement Campus III in Ashtabula. Two staff members at the same location also had the virus.
The nursing home joins Saybrook Landing in Saybrook Township, and Geneva Shores, in Geneva, reporting positive tests.
The number of patients who have COVID-19 at Saybrook Landing and Geneva Shores held steady this week, but Saybrook Landing did report one additional staff case of COVID-19, according to ODH.
Twenty-two people have died of COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Ashtabula County, according to ODH.
On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that visitation would be allowed at assisted-living facilities starting on June 8, according to a statement from ODH. Visitation will not be allowed at nursing homes yet.
An order was issued earlier this week by Dr. Amy Acton, the director of ODH, requiring all staff at Ohio nursing homes to be tested for COVID-19. The order also calls for “strategic testing” of residents.
At Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, the number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose sharply this week, to 38, as of Friday. Eleven inmates have pending test results, and three inmates have died, according to information from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Eleven inmates have recovered from the virus.
Among prison staff, 25 people have reported positive tests for COVID-19, and two staff members have recovered, according to ODRC.
Ashtabula County as a whole now has 330 cases of COVID-19, according to information released on Friday by ODH. There have been 54 people hospitalized with the disease, and 34 people have died.
Ashtabula County ranks 19th out of 88 Ohio counties in COVID-19 cases. Franklin County has the most cases in Ohio, with 5,674.
State-wide, there are 34,566 cases, 5,947 hospitalizations, and 2,131 deaths, according to ODH.