Brook Stone Living Center, a nursing home in Pollocksville, is enduring a major COVID-19 outbreak that has contributed to the deaths of 11 residents there.
The facility accounts for 11 of Jones County’s 17 COVID-19-related deaths.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that the facility has had 15 staff and 56 residents who have tested positive for the virus at Brook Stone Living Center.
The facility, located at 8990 U.S. Highway 17 in Pollocksville, is not allowing visitors and all internal and external group activities are cancelled, according to its website.
Riverpoint Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center off Old Cherry Point Road near New Bern has experienced an increase of 18 cases, bringing its totals to 9 staff and 13 residents, for a total of 22 cases.
At area prisons, the number of inmates infected with COVID-19 is 150 at Craven Correctional Institution near Vanceboro and 103 at Pamlico Correctional Institution near Bayboro.