One dead, others test positive for COVID-19 at Danville assisted living home

Person died after testing positive, cause of death not known

Brookdale - Danville Piedmont
Brookdale - Danville Piedmont (BTW21)

DANVILLE, Va. – One person has died and more than one person has tested positive for coronavirus at an assisted living home in Danville.

Officials with Brookdale Senior Living in Danville did not say how many people at the facility tested positive, or if they were residents or staff members.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends,” read a statement from Brookdale.

The cause of death for the one person who died after testing positive for coronavirus is unknown at this time, and officials did not release if that person was a staff member or resident.

“We are diligently monitoring our residents and associates for signs and symptoms, and we continue to work directly with local health officials to help ensure our residents and associates have the appropriate and necessary medical support," said the statement in part.

According to the statement, the assisted living facility has been following its own policies and procedures for contagious illnesses and is following guidance from the Danville Health Department.

Below is the full statement:

"Brookdale’s top priority is the health and safety of our residents, patients, and associates. We can confirm that more than one member of our Brookdale Danville Piedmont community tested positive for COVID-19. Sadly, we have also experienced a loss at the community following a COVID-19 diagnosis. We do not have confirmation on the cause of death at this time.

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