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OK: 7 Nursing Home Patients Test Positive for Coronavirus in Norman

Bonnie Campo - Mar 26, 2020

Grace Skilled Nursing and Therapy Center in Norman confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19. Seven new patients tested positive for the virus. This comes after two other residents from the facility passed away at the hospital earlier this week. Those representing the nursing home said tests will be made available to those who need them at the facility. Currently, the seven...

CA: Manteca Senior Care Facility Member Dies

- Mar 26, 2020

An assisted living home resident in Manteca has died from complications after contracting the novel coronavirus.

OR: Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus at Alzheimer’s Home

Fedor Zarkhin - Mar 26, 2020

An employee at a senior care home for people with dementia has tested positive for the new coronavirus, managers said Thursday, raising the number of elder care homes in Oregon with infected employees or residents to four. The person works at Maryville Memory Care in Beaverton and does not provide direct care to residents, said Stacy Kean, a spokeswoman for Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon...

LA: Officials Identify 5 of 6 Coronavirus Clusters at Elder Homes

Youseff Rddad and Faimon A. Roberts III (PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Feig) - Mar 26, 2020

State leaders on Thursday affirmed its previous total of six coronavirus clusters — and named two more — even as they said they expect that number to grow, especially within communities housing the elderly who are at the highest risk of serious complications if sickened by the virus. The St. James Place home in Baton Rouge and the Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care...

CT: Five Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus at Ridgefield Senior Facility

Peter Yankowski - Mar 26, 2020

Five employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at an assisted-living facility that has already seen two residents die from the disease and over a dozen residents become infected. Officials at Ridgefield Crossings , a facility operated by Benchmark Senior Living off Route 7, said Thursday an additional employee there is awaiting test results for the virus. “These associates,...
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