The Resorts at Chester River Manor nursing home in Chestertown has seen an increase of six cases of COVID-19 since Kent Health Officer William Webb’s report to the Commissioners on Tuesday, which indicated 23 total cases.

There are now 29 documented cases. Since Tuesday, the number of infected staff rose from three to five and the number of infected residents rose by four.

Of the infected residents, 13 remain at the facility in a separate area from non-infected residents. Four of the residents are hospitalized and two have been discharged to their families.

Rock Hall Town Meeting Canceled

The Rock Hall Town meeting scheduled for May 14 has been postponed because of potential exposure to a Rock Hall police officer whose close relative works at a nursing facility in the region and has tested positive for the virus. The Rock Hall Town Office houses the police station and other offices of town government.

The officer is in self-quarantine for 14-days and the town is awaiting test results.