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New virus outbreak in Davis even as countywide quarantine continues

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New virus outbreak in Davis even as countywide quarantine continues

Another outbreak of the coronavirus has been reported at a Davis senior facility even as those who have tested positive for the virus have been order to quarantine themselves. DAILY DEMOCRAT ARCHIVES Coming after a countywide order that those diagnosed with the coronavirus must self-isolate or risk fines or penalties, another outbreak has been reported at a Davis senior care center.

Meanwhile, cases countywide continue climbing with 40 new infections reported between Thursday and Friday. County health officials are now reporting 1,315 cases compared to 1,275 one day earlier along with 37 deaths, which was unchanged from a day earlier. Twenty of those deaths have been at senior nursing facilities.

Countywide, there have been 112 cases of the coronavirus reported at nursing centers, affecting 58 residents and 54 staff and 20 deaths. But late Friday, Yolo County reported that COVID-19 cases at the Courtyard Healthcare Center on Eighth Street in Davis had seen a new surge of infection with 10 confirmed cases, involving six residents and four staff.

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The facility had its first outbreak on June 12, when a single resident tested positive, and information was later posted on the county’s long-term care dashboard. However, of those 10 positive cases on Friday, four occurred within the past two weeks involving three residents and one staff member. That could mean still-further cases in coming days or weeks.

Operators of Courtyard have implemented measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the use of personal protective equipment, setting up isolation and quarantine units with staff dedicated to those areas only, adjusting air flows, using contact tracing, and other actions such as increased disinfection, restricting […]

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