COVID-19 claims two lives at Marquis Hope Village
Two residents of Marquis at Hope Village in Canby, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died.
The deaths come amid an outbreak at Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab, owned by Marquis Companies, where 39 have tested positive for the virus — eight staff members and 31 residents.
Marquis had reported 34 cases at the rehab facility on Sunday, June 7. Since then, more staff members, 100 total, have been tested, with five more returning positive.
The first resident who died had been tested for COVID-19 before passing. After their passing, the test came back positive.
The second resident passed away early on the morning of Wednesday, June 10.
"We are very sad to report that despite our high level of nursing supportive care and interventions, we have had a resident with underlying conditions and a positive COVID-19 test results pass away early this morning," said April Diaz, Marquis Companies vice president of clinical services on Wednesday, June 10. "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this resident, and to the staff who have cared deeply and tirelessly in the resident's final days."
Marquis has also tested all residents at the adjacent assisted living facility. According to Diaz, most have come back, and so far, all have been negative.
Staff at the assisted living facility will be tested on Thursday, June 11, and those results are expected back by Saturday, June 13.
Marquis is also retesting residents who have previously tested negative and will continue to do so every seven days, per recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control.
"Our focus continues to be on the care and comfort of our residents as we support them through their COVID infection," Diaz said.
With results from the outbreak at the Marquis rehab facility beginning to roll in, Canby now has 64 reported cases of COVID-19, or 28.2 cases per 10,000 people, according to Oregon Health Authority's report ending Sunday, June 7. That is both the most total reported cases and the most per capita in Clackamas County. And with test results still coming in, that number is expected to climb.
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