Coronavirus kills at least 32 people from senior care homes, state says
At least 32 people associated with Oregon senior care homes have died from the new coronavirus – making up the majority of the state's death toll from the disease, according a state list released Tuesday, April 14.
The deaths span 13 nursing, assisted living and independent living homes in six counties and include the cluster at the Southeast Portland nursing home Healthcare at Foster Creek.
That home has had nine deaths and 50 coronavirus cases total, according to the new report, the most of any other facility. The state isn't counting the death of a 10th resident at Foster Creek who was identified by employees and the company as a presumed positive case.
The Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services — the two state agencies responsible for the well-being of Oregon's elderly residents — partnered last week to produce the reports and will release the numbers weekly from now on. The data comes after weeks of requests for the information from The Oregonian/OregonLive.
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