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Oregon Health Authority's weekly report shows three senior facilities have nearly 40 cases

PMG FILE PHOTO - Cases of COVID-19 were reported at three Lake Oswego senior living facilities.

This story has been updated from its original version.

Three senior facilities in the Lake Oswego area have reported positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

The Springs at Carman Oaks, which first reported cases among four staff members in early June, has had 17 reported cases; Oswego Place by Bonaventure has reported 17 cases and The Pearl at Kruse Way has reported 5 cases of COVID-19. None of these facilities have reported any deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority's weekly report released July 1.

Reported cases at The Springs at Carman Oaks increased exponentially throughout the month of June after four staff members tested positive earlier last month.

Residents and staff were tested after the virus was detected on a door handle in the Assisted Living and Memory Care building using surface testing June 5.

The senior facility continued surface testing and found COVID-19 again in the Assisted Living and Memory Care building, "which gave us a five-day head start on anyone having symptoms," said Tracy Darchini, communications manager for The Springs Living.

The facility had 14 employees and three residents test positive.

"The vast majority of employees have returned to work and one resident has recovered and is back at home in the community," Darchini said. "The other two residents are expected back soon from the COVID care community they are at."

There were eight staff members and nine residents who tested positive at Oswego Place.

Jeremiah Gray, director of operations for Bonaventure Senior Living, said an outside home health worker tested positive and a group of staff members who are family and closely related also tested positive. The family had attended a graduation party where someone tested positive for COVID-19. Upon testing themselves, they too had contracted the illness.

The employees notified the facility Saturday, June 20, and Gray said everyone was tested the following week.

As of last week, Gray said five residents were admitted to local hospitals and four are asymptomatic and have been isolating.

The Review attempted to reach out to the other facility, but they did not immediately respond to request for comment.

People can view OHA's weekly report online.


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