More than 1,700 California nursing home residents are COVID-19 positive

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 15:00:55-04

Over 1,700 residents at nursing homes in California have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state Department of Public Health.

The data shows 1,740 residents tested positive for the virus. and at least 1,290 staff at the homes tested positive too.

The department says the data is a point in time snapshot of the 86% of skilled nursing facilities who reported their data within the last 24 hours.

It is the first time California has made public the names and case data for nursing homes statewide, according to ABC News.

The largest outbreak in a nursing home in the state is at Redwood Springs Healthcare Center, in Tulare County, where 91 patients and 46 employees were infected.

There are no Kern County nursing homes on the list.