Another resident has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19) at WindsorMeade.
WindsorMeade said Wednesday it is the community’s second resident with the coronavirus.
The first resident tested positive on March 21.
The individual was tested at Sentara for the coronavirus, returning to isolation pending the test results while the WindsorMeade team provided additional support.
“Except for trips outside the WindsorMeade community for medical appointments, the individual and their spouse had been practicing self-isolation in their residence, where they remain under quarantine today,” according to a news release on Wednesday.
WindsorMead did not release the individuals name, age or gender.
Dr. Pranav Parikh, the facility’s medical director, said this second case is not related to the first individual who tested positive and potential spread of the virus is minimal.
“WindsorMeade is exceeding all of the recommendations of the VDH and the CDC,” Parikh said in a prepared statement. “Although WindsorMeade does have a second resident who is positive for COVID-19, I believe this second resident’s exposure occurred outside of WindsorMeade in the greater Williamsburg community.”
WindsorMeade’s healthcare team is working with the Virginia Department of Health and the Peninsula Health District, according to the news release.
As of Wednesday, James City County has 95 cases, Newport News has a 29, York County has 16, Hampton has 14, Williamsburg has 9 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
Virginia has 1,484 positive cases and 34 deaths. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District have died from the coronavirus.
The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.
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