Resident at South Burlington senior facility tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Mar. 24, 2020 at 4:19 PM EDT
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The Vermont Health Department reported seven deaths and a total of 95 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, up from five deaths and 75 cases on Monday.

One of those new positive cases is at a South Burlington senior living facility.

WCAX News has confirmed an elderly person in memory care at the residence at Quarry Hill tested positive on Monday night. The person started getting symptoms 10 days ago and has been in isolation since.

A spokesperson tells us the resident has mild symptoms and is not hospitalized.

Residents in the rest of the memory care unit are sheltering in place, that's 25 apartments. All of them are being monitored but no one else has symptoms right now.

Staffers and vendors are now being screened and getting their temperatures checked before they are allowed to enter the buildings.

There are 92 residents at Quarry Hill.

At least four COVID-19 deaths in Vermont have been in residents of another senior facility, Burlington Health & Rehab.

Ten patients have now been moved out of Burlington Health & Rehab.

The asymptomatic and short-term patients were taken to the Doubletree Hilton in Burlington.

The goal is to isolate them from possible further exposure to COVID-19.

The patients will get care from the UVM Medical Center and be discharged when they are deemed well enough to go home.