An employee at a nursing home where a coronavirus outbreak has killed seven residents worked an overnight shift while she had COVID-19 symptoms, a newspaper reports.
The certified nursing assistant at Maplecrest Rehabilitation & Living Center in Madison documented her symptoms — a sore throat, cough, chills and muscle aches — in a written log but apparently didn’t tell her supervisors, and supervisors apparently didn’t review the log, the Bangor Daily News reported. She tested positive for the coronavirus a few days later.
A coronavirus outbreak to which the employee is believed to have contributed has since infected at least 39 residents and employees, and seven residents have died.
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It’s one of several secondary outbreaks linked to an Aug. 7 wedding in the Katahdin region that’s responsible for about 180 cases of COVID-19 across the state.
Maplecrest had passed an inspection in July, but the nursing home was cited for the Aug. 11 lapses following a series of follow-up inspections in late August and early September, the newspaper reported.
An official with Maplecrest’s parent company didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on Wednesday.