There have been 342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Frederick County as of the night of April 10, according to the Frederick County Health Department.

The Health Department has confirmed nine deaths in the county.

Cases in nursing homes and assisted living communities also continue to increase. Ballenger Creek Center has confirmed 15 residents and five employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused but the novel coronavirus.

One death of a resident has occurred at Country Meadows, where eight residents and six employees have tested positive. At Heartfields Asssisted Living, eight residents and 15 employees have tested positive and one resident and one employee have died.

There are 13 confirmed cases in residents at the Frederick Health and Rehabilitation Center, in addition to two cases in employees. Three of the facility's residents have died. 

Numbers in Maryland are up to 7,694, seeing an increase of 726 cases in 24 hours. Deaths increased by 35 in the last day, totaling at 206 deaths. 

Maryland numbers do not always figure in new numbers from reporting counties. 

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The Gov's twitter page has a link to all MD cases by Zip code.

None in mine.... big surprise.


The places with the most infections are nursing homes. And the nursing homes with the highest infection rates are those with employees infected.


Does any health agency ever inspect nursing homes???????????


That's a good question for the county health department. In my experience, such inspections are a static inspection of the facility for cleanliness and not an observational inspection of actual practices.

In a past life when I would do inspections I would sit and observe what normal practices were before I announced my presence. During my official inspection and walk around i would interview workers and let them tell me how they performed basic parts of their jobs.

I also had a couple of key indicators when first entering the food prep area that would tell me if attention to detail in sanitation was lacking. If those items were clean, chances were the rest of the place was clean.


That's been my experience too bosco, and why I prefer unannounced inspections. Some would be amazed at the change in behavior when management and employees know an inspector is on site. The ones that keep a level of sanitation regardless of an inspector's presence will show no changes in behavior. Don't have to worry about them. The ones that panic definitely deserve a deep dive.



The Grape of Wrath

No. The market decides.


In this thread: People who have never heard of CMS. Nursing homes rival only nuclear power plants in terms of inspections. But please, explain to us how you would inspect an Arby’s again.


Until people "stay at home", instead of thinking this is a hoax, this will never be over.


Nine deaths in Frederick County, five of which were in nursing care facilities. A vulnerable population where, in the past, there was little emphasis on hand washing - the key to stopping the chain of contamination between surfaces, your hands, and your face.


So why isn’t Homewood listed where there are at least 2 employees who tested positive and another 2 awaiting results? Every nursing facility should be on complete lockdown to include taking new “customers” at the risk of infecting all current residents. Send any needing nursing home care to the county facility off Rosemont.

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