More than a dozen residents at a Chandler nursing home facility have died due to complications from COVID-19, according to emails sent to families.
A spokesperson for the parent company that runs Pennington Gardens in Chandler confirmed that 13 residents have died, and said the facility is monitoring the situation and sending out daily updates about both residents and caregivers.
According to the emails, an additional 14 residents have also tested positive for the virus and remain under quarantine. Six more are awaiting test results.
The outbreak also extends to health care workers attending the residents, as nine have so far tested positive for COVID-19.
The company told ABC15 their facility is one of 75 long-term care locations in Maricopa County to have experienced coronavirus cases.
The facility is located near Pecos and Dobson roads, in the 85224 zip code. According to statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services, as of Tuesday, 65 positive cases have been reported in that Chandler zip code.
Number of cases: 5,251
Number of total tested: 55,152 (at both private and state labs)
Community transmission: Widespread
Case locations by county:
Santa Cruz: 20
La Paz: 5
Gila River Indian Community: 1 death
Navajo Nation: 1,197 cases, 44 deaths
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: 1