04/20/2020 by californiacaregivers
One-third of California counties have an elder-care home with coronavirus. Here are the hotspots
"One in three California counties has confirmed at least one case of COVID-19 inside an assisted-living facility or nursing home, and the bulk of infected residents remain clustered in three metropolitan areas and a single Central Valley county, a Sacramento Bee survey of public health departments found.
Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Clara counties have suffered the brunt of COVID-19 outbreaks in these long-term care facilities for the elderly, with hundreds of residents sickened and at least two-dozen dead from the disease.
Rural areas are not exempt either. Redwood Springs Healthcare Center in Tulare County is experiencing one of the most severe known outbreaks, with at least 73 infections and 6 deaths. "
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