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MA: Nursing Home Halts Residents’ Move After a Positive COVID-19 Test, Families Say

Robert Weisman - Apr 3, 2020

The Central Massachusetts nursing home that was being converted into the state’s first COVID-19 recovery center has halted its hurried relocation of residents after one who was preparing to move tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the adult children of two residents. Governor Charlie Baker said Monday that he hoped to open the recovery center at Beaumont...

NJ: 8 Dead in NJ Nursing Home COVID-19 Outbreak

Brian Thompson - Apr 3, 2020

At least eight people are dead and "many others" infected after a COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Wanaque, the mayor said in a letter to local residents. Mayor Dan Mahler said he learned of the deaths at the Lakeland Nursing Home on Fifth Avenue on Sunday morning. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said he was directing the state's health commissioner to provide whatever aid was...

LA: More Than 60 Nursing Homes Have Coronavirus Cases, Several Local Facilities With Clusters

Chris Nakamato - Apr 3, 2020

State officials said Friday there are 61 nursing homes in Louisiana with confirmed coronavirus cases. The state says 261 nursing home residents have tested positive for the virus statewide, with 60 deaths. According to data released by the Department of Health this week, at least 47 of those facilities have coronavirus "clusters," which means two or more cases that appear to be...

CA: 51 Residents, 6 Staff at Yucaipa Nursing Home Test Positive for Coronavirus

Sandra Emerson - Mar 31, 2020

Fifty-one residents and six employees at a Yucaipa nursing home have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and two residents have died, San Bernardino County public health officials said Tuesday afternoon, March 31. There are 183 positive cases of COVID-19 countywide and there have been 6 deaths. Seventy-nine specimens were collected from residents and staff at Cedar...

OR: Coronavirus Hits 29 Senior Care Homes in Oregon so Far

Fedor Zarkhin - Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus infections in Oregon senior care homes are far more widespread than previously known, with 29 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes reporting at least one confirmed case as of Monday, according to a list provided by the state in response to questions from The Oregonian/OregonLive. Combined, more than 2,000 people could be living in the affected...
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