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Sun May 17, 2020, 12:49 PM

Test results released for 13 long-term care facilities

EVERETT — Blanket testing for the new coronavirus has taken place at more than a dozen nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Snohomish County and could be coming to more soon under a plan the state is developing.

The Snohomish Health District partnered with 13 facilities to conduct widespread testing. It found that at least 20% of residents who were tested for COVID-19 were positive at five of those homes: Cedar Creek Memory Care Community in Edmonds, GenCare Lynnwood at Scriber Gardens, Heritage Court Assisted Living in Everett, Rosewood Courte Memory Care in Edmonds and Sunrise View Convalescent Center and Retirement Villa in Everett.

The highest infection rate was found at Rosewood Courte Memory Care, where 44% of the 50 residents and staff members who were tested were positive, district data shows. Of the 29 residents there tested for COVID-19, about 20 had the illness.

Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state officials to develop a plan to test residents and staff of all of the state’s long-term care facilities, where many people are especially vulnerable to infection because of advanced age and underlying health conditions. But officials are still working out key elements of the plan, including the time frame for that goal and sources for testing supplies, said press secretary Mike Faulk.


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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:17 PM

1. I am glad they are finally starting this. Amazing numbers.

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