State reports 19 Coronavirus deaths of residents at Hillside Nursing in Wake Forest

Hillside Nursing in Wake Foreat

FROM WSJSTAFF REPORTS

In a radical upswing of deaths, up from five last week, the state has reported 19 deaths of residents at Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest from COVID-19.

The Aug. 11 and 12 reports from the N.C. Department of Health and Human services show there are 10 staff members and 65 residents who have tested positive for the virus.

The center has 130 beds.

North Carolina has 139,061 confirmed cases of the virus, with 1,166 new cases confirmed today (Aug. 12). There are 2,225 deaths reported from COVID-19, according to DHHS (Aug. 12).

Wake County has 12,263 confirmed cases and 178 deaths reported as of Aug. 12.

Representatives at Hillside did not return phone calls Tuesday or Wedneady.

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