Coronavirus infected 485, killed 52 in Prince George’s County nursing homes, so far

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Thirteen people have died from the novel coronavirus at Hillhaven Nursing Home in Adelphi, the site of the most-fatal outbreak of the deadly disease so far among Prince George’s County nursing homes and the county jail. The insight comes from new data released April 28, 2020 by the Maryland Department of Health.

In all, 52 people have died from the virus in Prince George’s County nursing homes, according to the data as of April 28, 2020, and 485 nursing home or jail residents have been infected with the disease. No inmates at the jail have died of the disease, though 49 have become infected, according to the data.

Those 52 deaths represent roughly 27 percent of the 195 Prince George’s County residents who succumbed to coronavirus as of April 28, 2020. The 485 infections so far recorded in either county nursing homes or the county jail account for about 9 percent of the 5,496 cases so far recorded in Prince George’s.

While Hillhaven claims the highest number of deaths, the biggest number of cases so far recorded comes from Riderwood Arbor Ridge Nursing Home, also in Adelphi. There, 83 cases have been confirmed and six residents have died of the disease. You can explore the data for Prince George’s County in the map and the chart below.

Some of the case counts in these facilities account for significant portions of local coronavirus numbers, according to an analysis by Route 1 Reporter. The 83 cases at Riderwood Arbor Ridge account for 37 percent of the 222 cases confirmed in the 20705 ZIP code as of April 27, 2020. Likewise, the 51 cases recorded at Larkin Chase Center in Bowie account for 34 percent of the 148 cases so far recorded in the 20716 ZIP code.

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