The number of COVID-19 cases at the Resorts at Chester River Manor has jumped to 11, up from three since Tuesday.
Two residents have died and one caregiver is recovering in quarantine after testing positive. There are currently eight residents that are positive with the virus.
On Tuesday, April 28, Kent Health Officer William Webb reported two positive cases with one death.
The increase in positive cases is most likely due to an increase in testing.
Of the roughly 80 employees, 35 have so far been tested. All of the residents, a little over 70, have all been tested. It is not known whether all the results are in.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued an executive order requiring all staff and residents of nursing homes be tested regardless even if no symptoms of the virus are present.
In a brief call on Thursday, Webb told the Kent Pilot that there was still a shortage of test kits, and he would not elaborate on whether there were enough tests to comply with Hogan’s executive order.