Positive tests over the weekend revealed a worsened COVID-19 outbreak at St. Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dover, with five residents and four staff members adding to the current total of 28 positive cases associated with the facility, a Catholic Charities NH spokesperson told Seacoast Current on Monday. Catholic Charities NH owns and operates St. Ann.

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New Hampshire health officials had reported 15 cases at the facility as of Thursday, but that number seems to have doubled over the weekend, according to data released by the spokesperson.

All residents and family members had been notified, the spokesperson said, and the facility will be conducting weekly testing until no positive tests come back in a 14-day span.

As of Thursday, approximately 81.5% of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Hampshire have been attributed to long-term care settings, according to state health officials. There have been no known deaths associated with the outbreak at St. Ann.

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