The other 137 people who live at the facility have tested negative for the virus.
20 Mar 2020 – At the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home for senior veterans in Lebanon, Oregon, 13 residents and one caretaker have tested positive for the virus. The first two were diagnosed March 11.
Twelve of the 14 are doing well, with one showing no symptoms anymore. It also looks like the virus isn’t transmitting as easily as we were led to believe, with 137 people who live and work at the facility testing negative. All of the residents have been tested.
It’s been just over a week since the Oregon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon reported its first case of COVID-19.
On Thursday, the doctor treating all 14 people, Rob Richardson, said 12 of them are doing well, and that the very first patient to test positive doesn’t have symptoms anymore.
“If you ask me, after we go 21 days and everybody is afebrile (free from fever), I’ll know we’re ok, until that point, I still am sleepless at night worrying about these vets.”
Keep in mind that all of the residents are over the age of 65, in the most susceptible age group, and apparently all of them have other health complications.
The patients range in age from 65 to over 100, Richardson said. The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which owns the home, has said that half of them are over 90 years old.
All of the patients have underlying conditions, Richardson said.
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March 22, 2020 at 06:59PM