The California Department of Public Health has finally released the names of the nursing facilities that have reported one or more positive COVID-19 cases in residents or staff members.
Original article written by Amy Powell and ABC7.com staff
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Updated April 20, 2020
Last Friday (April 17, 2020), the California Department of Public Health finally released the names of the nursing facilities that have reported one or more positive COVID-19 cases in residents or staff members. According to the data, 258 nursing homes across the state have been impacted by the outbreak. State health officials said the list represents 86% of the state's 1,224 skilled nursing facilities that have reported data within the last 24 hours. More than half of the facilities, 148, with confirmed positive cases are located in Los Angeles County. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, stated on Friday that 20 nursing homes or care facilities in the county have had outbreaks of 20 or more people testing positive. "We are especially concerned about the overwhelming number of residents residing in our nursing homes who have passed away,” she said. April Verrett, president of Service Employees International Union Local 2015, stated that nursing home workers are walking into these infection zones “without the most basic of protections.” Dr. Ferrer has requested additional support from state and federal partners so they can work together to ensure that our nursing homes are as safe as possible for residents and employees. The released list of nursing homes with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases can be accessed at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/SNFsCOVID_19.aspx.
All of these nursing homes have been added onto our site map. Let’s help the healthcare workers and patients in these nursing homes get the PPE they need! Read more at https://abc7.com/los-angeles-county-coronavirus-la-nursing-homes-ca/6114057/.