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27 cases of COVID-19 at Orinda senior care facility, nearly half of patients are over the age of


By Eric Ting, SFGATE

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  • There are 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus at Orinda Care Center. Photo: Erik K/Yelp

    There are 27 confirmed cases of the radical coronavirus at Orinda Care Center.

    There are 27 confirmed cases of the radical coronavirus at Orinda Care Center.

    Photo: Erik K/Drawl

There are 27 confirmed cases of the radical coronavirus at Orinda Care Center.

There are 27 confirmed cases of the radical coronavirus at Orinda Care Center.

Photo: Erik K/Drawl

Contra Costa County officials spoke to individuals of the media on Friday to provide additional information on a COVID-19 outbreak at a senior living facility.

Officials revealed the facility is Orinda Care Center, a 47-mattress professional living facility that is dwelling to many elderly residents. Initially, there have been two reported cases among residents, and three cases among staff individuals. The staff individuals have been sent dwelling to self-isolate, and the relaxation of the facility was then tested.

Subsequent testing revealed 22 novel cases among residents, with 14 tests coming back negative. Of us that tested negative have been separated from individuals that tested certain, and tests shall be regularly performed at the facility to monitor the spread. Two patients have been hospitalized thus far, and their conditions have been no longer given.

County public health officer Dr. Chris Farnitano stated that nearly half of the 27 total individuals who tested certain are over the age of 80, and the facility will remain begin so individuals can be monitored and continue to obtain care.

“In the event that they’re brought dwelling, the virus may spread to family individuals, so these who may well be providing care would then no longer be able to,” he said. “We definitely want them to remain there the place we can monitor them, isolate them and care for them. Many are brought there for care their families factual cannot provide, so most cannot bring them dwelling and provide that level of 24-hour nursing care these facilities provide.”

During the press conference, county officials also issued a “stable recommendation” that residents wear masks or diversified varieties of protective face covering when going to the grocery store or diversified essential activities.

As of Friday afternoon, Contra Costa County has 276 confirmed cases of the radical coronavirus and three deaths.

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