The coronavirus continues to take its toll on Minnesota’s senior living communities. Thirteen patients at a nursing home in northeast Minneapolis have died from COVID-19.
Catholic Eldercare notified families of residents and said it is isolating those who have contracted the virus in a designated section of the 174-bed nursing home.
It initially reported cases of the coronavirus among its residents and staff two weeks ago.
Vulnerable seniors living in close contact at the long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the virus.
The Star Tribune reports at least 32 residents died at St. Therese of New Hope, as well as 18 people at North Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, also in New Hope.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of victims recover.