AKRON, Ohio — Nearly three dozen people at the Oriana House Terrance Mann Residential Center in Akron have tested positive for COVID-19, the largest outbreak of novel coronavirus outside of nursing homes in Summit County, according to health officials.
Twenty-seven of the 65 clients at the halfway house in Akron have tested positive, while four staff members of the 30 total at the facility have also tested positive, according to the facility.
Oriana House operates multiple facilities in the Akron area. The halfway house is the only facility where cases of the virus have been reported.
The clients who were infected have been moved to an undisclosed hotel and are under observation by healthcare workers while being monitored by GPS tracking, Oriana House stated.
The individuals still at the halfway house also remain under observation and are having their temperatures taken three times a day. Oriana House officials said that one person was hospitalized, but the majority of those infected aren’t showing symptoms. The client who was hospitalized has since been released to a nursing home.
Local and state health official met via a teleconference Thursday with Oriana House employees to discuss safety measures and efforts to obtain more personal protective equipment.
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