The number of long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 activity in Washington has steadily increased since June, and 11 facilities in Spokane County now have staff or residents cases.
Royal Park Health and Rehabilitation in the Nevada Heights neighborhood has 32 positive cases among residents and staff members, Spokane Regional Health District public information officer Kelly Hawkins confirmed Tuesday. These numbers reflect cases filed since July 15, she said.
The Department of Social and Health Services data shows 242 long-term care facilities, with at least one positive case of COVID-19 in adult family homes across the state.
The Grant County Health District on Tuesday announced two outbreaks to facilitate long-term care in Moses Lake, a hospital with no hospital among residents and staff for 34 cases.
While the facilities have been confirmed during the epidemic in Spondeni County, Hawkins said the result of such outbreaks is an average of five or six people tested positive if the facility can control the outbreak before it spreads.
The health district considers an outbreak of two cases with a long-term facility.
“Our long-term care facilities are working very well, and they are working hard to maintain all health measures,” she said.
The Health District assists facilities in need of personal protective equipment and can provide a rapid response “drop team” and anti-infection specialists who can assist facilities to prevent and prevent viruses so that it can often be Prevent spread among highly vulnerable populations. .
COVID-19 can cause severe symptoms for people over 65 years of age and people with underlying health conditions.
As of July 21, 171 Kovid-19 cases and 23 deaths were linked to long-term care facilities in Spokane County, according to state data.
The Spokane Regional Health District on Tuesday confirmed five new deaths from COVID-19 in county residents, bringing the total to 52.
The health district also confirmed 83 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 3,507.
Hospitalizations are also increasing. Sixty-nine patients are being treated for COVID-19 in Spokane hospitals, and 41 of them are county residents.
While people in their 20s continue to run the local case count, the trend has spread to other age groups, with their 30s and 40s now being disproportionately represented in Spokane County cases.
COVID-19 cases and deaths are also increasing in northern Idaho.
The Panhandle Health District reported 49 new cases on Tuesday, for a total of 1,625, and for two more deaths, for a total of eight, covering the five-county region. Thirty-two North Idaho residents are hospitalized with the virus.
As in Spokane County, the Pondell Health District has long been responding to outbreaks in care facilities for COVID-19, providing guidance and PPE to the needy.
Pannadhay Health may also conduct tests on behalf of district facilities, although district public information officer Catherine Hoyer said this is unusual. If facilities are capable of testing themselves, they are encouraged to do so, while staff members are encouraged to visit community testing sites when exposed.
Ivory Court, an 85-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Coeur d’Alene, has confirmed COVID-19 activity at the facility and conducted sitaide trials of residents and staff on 9 July.
Facility leaders, however, declined to give an exact number of cases, citing constantly changing test results. Instead, he informed The Spokesman-Review to Data for Disease Control and Prevention and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, which is expected to be available on Friday.