Wexton said that of the almost 4 million residents and patients served at more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities around the country, the average age is 79, and many suffer from underlying health conditions that place them at even greater risk from COVID-19. It will reach the state in a day or two, she said to drive home how its focus was on rigorous and more testing, apart from the other elaborate measures taken on a massive scale to contain the spread of the virus.
City officials said they launched the pilot program at the seven nursing and assisted living facilities, in which all residents and staff are tested regardless of whether they have symptoms, because it's the best way to assess the "true prevalence" of COVID-19 in these high-risk environments.
Oregon Health Authority has also ID'd another 57 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's caseload to 1,584 as of 8 a.m. Monday, April 13.
Lauderdale County (county seat: Meridian), reports 133 cases and the most deaths in a single county, eight, as well as the most long-term care facilities with infections, with four as of yesterday evening.
Ontario building big health database to fight COVID-19
Ontario is reporting another six per cent increase in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, or 421 more cases, since yesterday. Of those 263, the province says that 203 patients are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
As part of that work, they pooled their data and compiled case and death counts across senior care homes, which they used to produce the new numbers.
Ms Morrison said: "My heart goes out to the families and friends of residents who have passed away over the past few days".
With the latest addition, the total number of coronavirus positive patients in the state increased to 1,075, she said. NY remains the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States, with more than 180,000 confirmed cases and 8,627 fatalities.
Brillinger said one of the residents who tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus is now in hospital and "holding his own".
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Friday he would propose extending a national lockdown, now in place until April 17, to May 1.
He said: "In the last 24 hours there have been 92 care homes where an outbreak has been detected".