(FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health released a list of the long-term care facilities in which at least one case of COVID-19 was confirmed.
According to MDH, in this case, an outbreak is defined as "one or more resident(s) or staff with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19." However, officials clarified Saturday that the list included contracted workers as well.
In a couple of cases, that means facilities were listed even though they don't have an active case among patients or staff.
According to the CEO for Eventide Lutheran Home, that is the situation for them. He said they don't have any active COVID cases but two weeks ago a nurse practitioner visited the facility and later tested positive for coronavirus after leaving.
"We went into some isolation and some folks that had exposure from our staff but no positive cases as a result of this," explained Eventide CEO Jon Riewer. "So the fact that we were on the list was very surprising to us because we have neither employees or residents who have or at this point have tested positive for any COVID-19."
A spokesperson for Vernon Terrace also indicated they were in a similar situation, and also don't have any active cases among staff or patients.
However, Minnesota health officials say they are aiming for transparency with the public by releasing the list. It also comes as deaths at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have accounted for many of the COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota.
There are currently 95 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Minnesota, with 42 of those in the intensive care unit, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The age range for coronavirus patients in the ICU is 25-95 years old.
The age range of patients who have died from the virus is 58-100 years old. The median age of those who have died is 86.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said 14 Minnesotans who have died have lived in congregate care facilities, which includes nursing homes, assisted living and group homes. The coronavirus has now spread to 47 different care facilities.
Only facilities with 10 or more residents will be listed. The department listed the facilities by county:
County - Facility
Anoka Anoka Rehabilitation and Living Center
Clay Eventide Lutheran Home
Crow Wing Minnesota Teen Challenge
Dakota Brookdale West St. Paul
Dakota Inverwood Senior Living
Faribault Friendship Court
Freeborn Fountain Centers
Hennepin Catholic Eldercare on Main
Hennepin Heritage of Edina Inc
Hennepin Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington
Hennepin Shalom Home West
Hennepin Sunrise of Edina
Hennepin The Glenn Minnetonka
Hennepin The Sanctuary at Brooklyn Center
Hennepin The Villa at Bryn Mawr
Hennepin The Waters of Edina
Hennepin Vernon Terrace
Hennepin Walker Methodist Health Center
Martin Temperance Lake Ridge
Olmsted Rochester East Health Services
Olmsted Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center
Ramsey Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville LLC
Ramsey Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills
Ramsey The Estates at Roseville LLC
Ramsey The Waters of White Bear Lake
St. Louis Superior View Apartments
Washington Saint Therese of Woodbury
Washington The Encore at Mahtomedi
Washington The Gables of Boutwells Landing
Wilkin St. Francis Home
Winona Sauer Health Care