The outbreak of COVID-19 at a rehabilitation and competent nursing home in Bangor is being investigated by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation, which provides long-term and short-term care, is the latest environment for an outbreak. Maine’s nursing homes and relief facilities have seen some of the state’s worst outbreaks since the onset of the pandemic.
As of Saturday, the facility reported that 23 residents and 13 staff members tested positive for the virus. According to a family member of a resident who spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the condition of anonymity, the information was passed on to a family member to residents.
According to Robert Long, spokesman for Maine CDC, the investigation into the outbreak at the facility began Monday, which did not have the most recent number of cases on Saturday.
A representative of the Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation did not return a message Saturday.
The Bangor facility is a subsidiary of National Health Care Associates Inc., which operates seven other care facilities in Maine.
One of the facilities, the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation, was the site of one of the first COVID-19 outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the state. In the course of the outbreak, which began in April, 48 cases were recorded among residents and 28 among staff. Seven residents were killed.