Rutland nursing home reports two COVID fatalities

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Rutland nursing home is reporting two residents have died of COVID-19.

The deaths at Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation come as Vermont is coping with a surge in cases of the coronavirus.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by COVID-19 during this difficult time, especially the families of the two residents who passed away,” Richard Feifer, chief medical officer for Genesis HealthCare, which runs the facility, said in a written statement.

The Rutland Herald reports the facility conducted multiple rounds of testing and will continue to test every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice.

Vermont went more than three months without a fatality from COVID-19, but since Nov. 7, the state has since had three deaths.

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