Two Henrico Residents Die From Coronavirus

Residents of West End Facility

WRVA News
March 24, 2020 - 4:49 pm

Henrico, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Coronavirus  has claimed the lives of two elderly Henrico County citizens who were residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. They were among other patients at the facility receiving treatment for the virus at a local hospital.

The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has worked closely over several days with the Henrico Health Department to confirm the virus and relocate the affected patients to the hospital for care. They are following health department guidance and taking necessary steps to protect the health and safety of their residents and staff.  

More than a week ago the health department began working with the facility to implement measures to control transmission, including establishing a dedicated ward for residents with symptoms.

The health department is continuing to collaborate with the facility to reduce risk of transmission, conduct contact investigation, and to implement control measures.

Older people are among the more vulnerable populations for developing severe illness from coronavirus. Individuals with underlying illnesses and compromised immune systems are also at higher risk.