ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Two more residents at Frontier Health & Rehabilitation have died from COVID-19, St. Charles County confirmed in a press release Tuesday.
The two new deaths bring the death toll at Frontier to five. There have been nine total deaths in St. Charles County, including the five at Frontier.
On Monday, the health department announced that 35 residents and seven employees had tested positive for the coronavirus.On Tuesday, those numbers increased to 42 residents and eight employees.
“The health and safety of our residents and staff continue to be our highest priority,” said Craig Workman, spokesman for Frontier Health & Rehabilitation, said Monday. “All outside visits and non-essential interactions with the public have been eliminated as have group activities. Our dining rooms are closed to meet the social distancing guidelines. Frontier is grateful for the outpouring of donations, volunteers and other support received from the community during this crisis.”
On Tuesday, Workman said they are now testing residents who may have been exposed, even if they are not showing symptoms.
Other senior facilities in the area also have had COVID-19 cases, but Frontier has the largest number in one facility in our area.
On Monday, another health care facility in St. Charles County, CenterPointe Hospital, confirmed more than 15 staff members and three patients have tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital said it decided to temporarily discontinue admissions, but told employees it would be back to admitting patients on Tuesday.
St. Charles County has 265 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including nine deaths.