The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed nine cases of COVID-19 at a retirement home that went on lockdown after having a staff member test positive in late March.
Three residents and six staff members at the Maine Veterans’ Homes facility in Scarborough tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Maine CDC. One person who tested positive has died.
The other residents who tested positive live the same wing of the facility as the individual who died, and are being cared for there.
The first positive case at the facility was reported at the end of March, which prompted the facility to go on lockdown and restrict visitors.
The 125-bed Scarborough location is one of the six facilities operated by the quasi-state nonprofit Maine Veterans’ Homes for retired veterans and their spouses.
The Maine CDC is working with Maine Veterans’ Homes to test other residents and staff. The home will receive an additional supply of personal protective equipment.
The Scarborough facility is among five congregate living facilities in the state where the coronavirus has spread rapidly, infecting multiple people.
Tall Pines Retirement and Healthcare Community in Belfast reported more than 19 cases, including two deaths. The Maine CDC reported a separate outbreak of the coronavirus at an Augusta rehab and nursing facility, where four residents tested positive. At OceanView in Falmouth, cases have nearly doubled from 6 to 11 since March 21. Cases were also reported at The Cedars in Portland, where one resident tested positive, officials said.