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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,...

FL: Despite Silence From State, Feds, 2nd Jacksonville Facility Reports COVID-19

Kelly Wiley - Mar 26, 2020

More than one Jacksonville long-term care facility has a patient who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but state and federal officials will not name the facilities where people got sick or say how many sick patients they have. News4Jax learned Thursday that Taylor Manor on Chester Avenue in the San Jose area has one patient who tested positive. We have one resident who is...

NE: Coronavirus Outbreak Confirmed at Assisted Living Facility

Leeanna Ellis (PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Burns) - Mar 26, 2020

A Blair assisted living facility is on lockdown after two residents and a healthcare worker tested positive for COVID-19 this week. This is the first coronavirus outbreak at a nursing facility within the state of Nebraska, according to Terra Uhing, executive director of Three Rivers Public Health Department. Uhing said the confirmed cases — a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s...

CA: COVID-19 Investigations Underway at 2 Senior Care Facilities

Christina Bravo and Melissa Adan - Mar 26, 2020

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure among patients at two separate assisted living facilities after positive cases at each location. The Stellar Care assisted living facility in the College Area and the La Vida Real retirement community in Rancho San Diego -- both which serve senior citizens considered at-risk to...
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