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Walter Reed CC experiences COVID-19 outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak was reported by the Virginia Department of Health to have occurred at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester on Saturday, Aug. 15, the first such outbreak reported in the county.

No number of cases was listed for the nursing home, indicating that fewer than five people have been infected. Dr. Richard Williams, director of the Three Rivers Health District, said that an outbreak is reported when two or more people who either work or reside at a nursing home-type facility test positive for the virus.

This is the second outbreak at a nursing home on the Middle Peninsula. The first was reported at Dockside Health and Rehabilitation in Middlesex on Aug. 1. That outbreak began with seven cases, but by Aug. 11, 53 cases had been reported.

There have been outbreaks of the disease in five nursing homes altogether in the Three Rivers Health District. The others are Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Lancaster, which had seven cases reported on July 18; Riv...

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