Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak At Long-Term Care Facility

Wake County has identified a second COVID-19 outbreak at a local long-term care facility. Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh currently has five positive cases of the virus.

The breakdown:

  • Three are residents of the facility. Of those, two remain in isolation at Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center. One is undergoing treatment at WakeMed Health & Hospitals.
  • Two are employees of the facility. They are isolating at home, recovering from the virus.

“We consider residents of long-term care facilities like this one to be at higher risk for serious illness if they contract COVID-19, because they’re generally older and may have other health conditions,” said Wake County EMS Director/Medical Director Dr. Jose Cabanas. “That’s why we’re working closely with the center to conduct additional testing to prevent the spread of the virus and keep people safe.”

Wake County sent a public health team to the 95-bed center today to test 25 residents who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Our team is also testing employees came in close contact with these patients.

Another Positive Case at Wellington Facility
Wake County has received another positive COVID-19 test result associated with the Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Knightdale.

The person is an employee of the facility. This individual is currently isolating at home.

Staying Updated
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.

You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.

The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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