COVID-19 outbreak at Carrier Clinic in Montgomery climbs to just under 90 confirmed cases

Carrier Clinic Montgomery

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Carrier Clinic in Montgomery has risen from 53 confirmed COVID-19 cases two weeks ago to 89 cases as of Monday.

Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie Carey said in an update about new COVID-19 cases in the township that the outbreak is split between two units at the behavioral health facility.

“In response, state inspectors are working with the clinic,” Carey wrote. “Hackensack Meridian, owner of the clinic, has sent additional infection control specialists.”

The outbreak at the Carrier Clinic was first reported on Nov.14. The Carrier Clinic is a specialized behavioral health facility owned by Hackensack Meridian Health that offers in-patient psychiatric care. The facility also offers treatment and detox programs for alcohol, drug, and prescription drug addiction, illegal drug addiction, and other substance use disorders. The East Mountain Youth Lodge offers residential treatment for adolescents ages 13 to 18 who are suffering from psychiatric, behavioral, and learning issues.

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