At least 60% of the Elmwood Care Center’s 70 residents have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to state data. The facility declined multiple interview requests.
A second patient at Elmwood Care Center, the largest skilled nursing facility in Berkeley, has tested positive for COVID-19.
A patient who had been staying in Berkeley’s largest skilled nursing facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was moved to a hospital late last week and tested positive there.
COVID-19 news in Berkeley: four months amid a global pandemic.
Berkeley’s Chaparral House skilled nursing facility has had no COVID-19 infections or deaths to date, staff said Tuesday, despite being identified by the state as having had at least one coronavirus fatality there.
Berkeley has pledged to complete COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff in the city’s skilled nursing and long-term care facilities by June 4.
A state database reports COVID-19 deaths at two skilled nursing facilities in Berkeley, but one of them told Berkeleyside the information is wrong. Berkeleyside is seeking further information.
More than half of the residents at the Berkeley Pines Skilled Nursing Center in South Berkeley have tested positive for COVID-19 since early July and one of them has died, Berkeleyside has learned.
Last week, the city of Berkeley reported its highest number of positive COVID-19 test results on a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began.
There have been three COVID-19 fatalities in Berkeley since April 8, new data from the city and county showed Tuesday. As of Monday, only one death had been reported.
Of the cases Berkeleyside has been able to learn about, most of the individuals who have died were Black, male, age 80 or older, or some combination of those demographics.