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7 residents die at Glendale assisted living facility

Glencroft Center for Modern Aging said 38 residents tested positive for the virus, and seven of them died.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seven residents died of COVID-19 at a Glendale senior living community, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging announced Monday. 

The community said those who died had underlying health conditions. 

In all, 38 residents at Glendcroft tested positive for the virus, as did 31 employees. Fifteen of those employees returned to work after re-testing negative, the center said. 

Glencroft said the seven people who died of the virus lived in Providence Place, a nursing facility at Glencroft. None of the 600 people in the center's independent living homes tested positive for COVID-19, the center said. 

According to Maricopa County public health data, 134 other long-term care facilities in the county have had at least one resident or employee test positive for COVID-19. 

With almost 1,000 cases among residents in Maricopa County long-term care, 221 people have been hospitalized and 170 people have died as of Monday.

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