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Thirty-one more staff members tested positive for the virus, plus two more patients are positive

Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab in Canby now has 69 staff and residents that have tested positive for COVID-19.

That makes the Post-Acute Rehab center's the largest outbreak at a care facility in the state, according to Oregon Health Authority's weekly report ending June 7. The second highest number of cases was 56 at a senior living facility in Salem.

After the outbreak was evident at the rehab facility with more than 30 positive cases, on Monday, June 8, all staff, 100 total, were tested. Of those, 31 more came back positive for a total of 36 staff members now positive for COVID-19.

"While this number can feel overwhelming, the majority of our staff are asymptomatic, while some of our staff are showing mild symptoms," said April Diaz, vice president of clinical services for Marquis Companies, which owns both Marquis Hope Village Rehab and Marquis Hope Village Assisted Living.

Additionally, residents who had tested negative for the virus were retested, and two of those came back positive for a total now of 33 out of 38 residents positive for the virus.

"We believe they may have already had the virus but received false negatives during the first round of testing," Diaz said.

Marquis will continue testing the residents who tested negative every seven days in accordance with recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control.

All residents at the adjacent Marquis Hope Village Assisted Living were also tested, and all tests returned negative. The staff at the assisted living facility will complete testing on Friday, June 12, and those results are likely to come back by Monday, June 15.

Kristen Wohlers
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