LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Officials with Treyton Oak Towers say two more residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total at the long-term care facility to 9.
The women, an 89-year-old and a 93-year-old, who had COVID-19 were transferred to Norton Hospital last week.
Officials say several of the 17 residents who were also moved to Norton Hospital are improving and could be discharged in the coming days.
So far, Treyton Oak Towers say they have tested 59 residents and 88 staff members since the coronavirus outbreak began. Twenty-nine residents and 14 staff members have tested positive for the virus.
The long-term care facility says test results received Tuesday found 7 more people with the virus – 6 residents and one staff member. The residents are being moved to private rooms away from the 13 other residents on the skilled nursing floor.
Treyton Oak Towers Release Statement from Administrator from Mike Wideman :
This morning (April 15, 2020), we learned of the passing of two additional skilled-nursing residents from who was transferred last week to Norton Hospital Downtown with COVID-19.
The residents -- a 92-year-old woman and an 88-year-old woman – bring the total loss to the terrible virus to 11. Five residents passed away at Treyton Oak Towers and six of the 17 residents transferred passed away at Norton.
Several of the transferred residents are thankfully improving and may be discharged in the coming days.
Treyton Oa Towers officials are separating five residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 from the other 13 residents on the skilled nursing floor (2nd Floor). Rooms in the West Wing are reserved for COVID-19 positive residents; rooms in the East Wing are for residents who have not exhibited symptoms or tested positive.
In a call yesterday, Kentucky Public Health Department officials reassured us that we are following all recommended protocols to contain the virus.
Treyton Oak Towers is following all federal and state public health directives including temperature checks and screening all employees each day prior to starting work for symptoms or possible COVID exposure, requiring all staff and residents to wear protective masks, sanitizing public facilities, restricting visitors and non-essential staff and testing anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.