RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake County health officials confirmed on Friday a COVID-19 outbreak at an assisted living facility in Raleigh.
The outbreak occurred at Brighton Gardens, located at 3101 Duraleigh Rd. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defined an outbreak as two or more people — employees or residents — testing positive for the virus.
The exact number of cases within the facility wasn’t known. NCDHHS updates cases within congregate living settings every Tuesday and Friday.
This is the second outbreak at the Brighton Gardens facility. The first identified outbreak was reported in June.
Certain facilities that experience new outbreaks must fall back to previous restrictions and not allow visitors for 28 days, according to an order from NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen. Wake County health officials didn’t specify if that would apply to Brighton Gardens.
Latest COVID-19 headlines:
- COVID-19 in NC: Hospitalizations surge to 1,724 – shattering previous high
- Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away
- Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?
- Publix failed to protect employee who died of COVID-19, lawsuit alleges
- 2-week shutdown possible in Virginia to stunt COVID-19 spread after Thanksgiving