COVID-19 outbreak in San Diego is largest among California nursing homes

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State data shows that a San Diego skilled nursing facility is coping with what appears to be the largest COVID-19 outbreak among nursing homes in the state.

Early Thursday evening, Reo Vista Healthcare Center in San Diego’s Paradise Hills neighborhood updated a short statement on its website, indicating that it had 100 COVID-19 patients, 15 more than it had Wednesday. The total is significantly higher than the next-highest total listed in a database run by the California Department of Public Health, though figures listed in that resource reflect totals from Wednesday, not Thursday.

Though the facility with an estimated 135-bed capacity does appear to currently house the most COVID-19 patients among the state’s 1,223 nursing homes, that has not been the case until quite recently. Though it now has 100 COVID-19 patients, the total for the entire pandemic is 112. The record for the whole pandemic, according to state records, is 205 at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles.

The burden now being felt by Reo Vista staff is one that has been shared in recent weeks by many area communities.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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