100+ residents, staff at Canterbury have recovered from COVID-19 after outbreak

Virus Outbreak Virginia Daily Life
Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 13:10:58-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The Henrico County nursing home that was the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in Central Virginia is celebrating a promising milestone.

Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center says more than 100 residents and staff members who had the coronavirus, have now recovered.

The West End facility experienced one of the worst outbreaks in the entire country, with 51 residents dying as a result of covid-19.

“The number of recovered residents and team members continues to increase, giving us hope that the worst is behind us,” said Canterbury’s Jeremiah Davis, administrator, noting that cleared individuals have tested negative for the virus two times.

Davis thanked his dedicated team at Canterbury – three dozen of whom fought their own battles with COVID-19.

“Day in and day out, our medical and nursing professionals, dietary department, housekeepers, laundry personnel, supply coordinators, department heads and countless others have been working around the clock to provide our residents with the very best care,” he said.

Davis also recognized regional healthcare, community leaders, and the Henrico community for their support.

“The support from our county and state healthcare departments, educational institutions, skilled nursing association and other advocates has been – and remains – invaluable in Canterbury’s battle against coronavirus. We are incredibly grateful for this united effort and the tremendous dedication and skill of our health and community leaders,” he added.