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20+ cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Grand Haven nursing home

Posted at 9:32 AM, May 15, 2020

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — More than 20 residents living at a Grand Haven nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MediLodge at The Shore, 900 S Beacon Blvd. in Grand Haven, has a total of 21 residents who have tested positive for the virus.

As of Thursday, there have been a total of 28 deaths in Ottawa County from COVID-19, according to Kristina Wieghmink, Public Information Officer for the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.

Wieghmink says the majority of the deaths have been the elderly with underlying health conditions and mostly those living at long term care facilities.

"We are working with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health with full transparency and cooperation." The nursing home told FOX17. "Currently, Medilodge at The Shore has 22 COVID-19 positive residents."

The Grand Haven nursing facility says they have plenty of supplies and PPE to safely care for residents in the home. Families have not been able to visit the home since the Stay Home order went into effect, but loved ones have the opportunity to see residents virtually.

"Our focus is on the health and safety of all of our residents and staff." They said. "We are extremely proud of our dedicated staff who step up every day to meet this challenge head-on and do not shy away from meeting the needs of the residents during this pandemic"

MediLodge tells FOX 17 they are following all safety and prevention protocols to mitigate the risk to residents, staff, and the public.