Northampton County is reporting that, as of May 4, 135 Gracedale residents have tested positive for Covid-19. Thirty-one of them have died, which amounts to a 23% death rate! Out of the 700 employees which work at Gracedale, 38 have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Seventeen have finished their quarantine periods and are back at work.
Gracedale is the largest nursing home under one roof in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are approximately 600 residents living (and dying) there. The Pa.. National Guard is assisting in the care of non-Covid rewsidents.