There are more than 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at skilled nursing facilities in California, including 1,740 residents and 1,290 staff, according to new data released by the state Department of Public Health.
Overall, 261 facilities — 21% of those reporting data to the CDPH — have at least one confirmed case. The 1,224 facilities reporting represent 86% of the state's skilled nursing facilities, according to CDPH.
Nursing facilities have been a focus for public health officials since seniors have shown to be more at risk to the coronavirus. A nursing home near Seattle was one of the early hot spots in the United States, with dozens of deaths now connected to the facility. The first death in Sacramento County was at an Elk Grove assisted living facility, and just last week a nursing home in Yolo County reported 35 cases.
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