COVID-19 hotspots at 2 assisted living homes for seniors in Sacramento [The Sacramento Bee]

At least 65 residents and staff members in two Sacramento County assisted-living facilities owned by the same company have tested positive for COVID-19, becoming one of the largest clusters of COVID-19 cases in California’s long-term care facilities.

Original article written by Jason Pohl

Posted and updated April 21,2020

Over 65 residents and staff members have tested positive for Covid-19 between two Sacramento County assisted-living facilities, Sunrise Assisted Living-Sacramento and Sunrise Assisted Living-Fair Oaks. They are among the largest clusters of Covid-19 cases in the state, with 48 infected with the virus at Sunrise Assisted Living-Sacramento and 17 infected at Sunrise Assisted Living-Fair Oaks. In California as a whole, 856 residents and employees at assisted-living facilities have tested positive for the virus, though the count could be far higher because the data released by the California Department of Social Services only includes facilities that house more than 6 people and have over 10 confirmed cases. Several facilities with outbreaks, one in Sacramento County and the other in Contra Costa County, were strangely not on California’s public list. Experts are also concerned about inconsistencies when it comes to reporting, as each California county collects different sets of information, and widespread testing is still unavailable within the state. Read more at

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