Wexton said that of the almost 4 million residents and patients served at more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities around the country, the average age is 79, and many suffer from underlying health conditions that place them at even greater risk from COVID-19.
Both figures are nearly certainly an undercount due to a lack of widespread testing and the likelihood that many people without symptoms could be spreading the highly contagious virus.
The new coronavirus has killed 24 people from seven OR senior care homes, accounting for just under half of all deaths in the state attributed to the infection, according to numbers state officials released Saturday.
The Coalition of Graduate Unemployed Allied Health Professionals (COAHP) says its members volunteering to do contact tracing, sample taking and testing for Covid-19 across the country have withdrawn their services. Over the weekend, Mexico reported almost 400 new cases of COVID-19, which brought the total count in the country to more than 4,000.
The city said Monday that state public health officials have been informed of the weekend test results at the facilities.
DHS and OHA entered a new data-sharing arrangement that will allow them to better monitor incidences of the virus at long-term care facilities statewide and share status updates with the public.
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The age of Covid-19 patients in hospital ranged from 58 to 78 with an average age of 68.
Brillinger said a regular shift at Participation House usually sees eight personal support workers and one nurse caring for residents.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported an additional 421 cases of coronavirus Monday morning including 17 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 7,470.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identified three areas of serious noncompliance at Life Care: failure to rapidly identify and manage sick residents; failure to promptly report a respiratory outbreak to officials; and failure to have a backup plan after the nursing home's primary clinician fell ill.
Over 2600 COVID-19 cases have been reported in MS, with the death toll up over 90. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory confirmed cases.
There have now been 22 residents who have died at the facility since the outbreak was first reported last month. And the Oregon Health Authority has not provided total case and death counts for all homes in the state, despite a newsroom request for the numbers one week ago.