46 residents have died in long-term care facilities in Utah. There have been 119 facilities impacted, 264 residents have tested positive for the virus, and 223 health care workers.
On Thursday during the governor’s weekly press conference, Gary Harter, Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs announced an outbreak at the William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home. Harder said 41 of their residents tested positive for the virus and 17 employees.
40 residents have died in long-term care facilities in Utah. There have been 113 facilities impacted, 219 residents have tested positive for the virus, and 197 health care workers.
There are now 109 long-term care facilities reportedly impacted by the virus. Of those 86 have recovered. Two-hundred and nine residents have tested positive and 183 health care workers. Thirty-three residents have died.
As of Friday, 100 healthcare facilities were impacted by COVID-19. Seventy-eight of them were resolved. Thirty-one residents have died from COVID-19, and 151 healthcare workers have tested positive.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The State of Utah will now release COVID-19 case counts in long term care facilities.
The Utah Department of Health tells ABC4 News the information will include:
- the names of facilities with active cases (and as soon as the outbreak is resolved that facility will drop off the list)
- the number of facilities our HAI team has helped.
- the number of facilities that have resolved the situation
- the number of residents who tested positive (cumulative)
- the number of resident deaths (only those in licensed facilities)
- the number of positive health care workers
The information can be found under the ‘Care Facilities’ tab.
“This tab identifies the outbreaks and cases at licensed long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and intermediate care facilities for the mentally disabled,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn.
As of Thursday, 97 healthcare facilities were impacted by COVID-19. Seventy-seven of them were resolved. Thirty residents have died from COVID-19, and 150 healthcare workers have tested positive.
Facilities with Active Cases include Highland Cove Assisted Living, Woodland ParkMedallion Manor, The Ridge Foothill Sr. Living, Aspen Ridge West, Heritage Park Healthcare, Rehabilitative Services, St. Joseph Villa, Aspen Ridge of Utah Valley.
“Our frontline workers are doing an amazing job at protecting residents and themselves against COVID-19,” said Dr. Dunn. “You know we have had some outbreaks and that is an unfortunate situation but we are defiantly doing a really good job of controlling the spread when we do identify outbreaks.”
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