YUCAIPA, Calif. - Twelve residents of a nursing facility in Yucaipa have tested positive for COVID-19, according to
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
Officials say a 89-year-old female resident of the nursing home died on Thursday after contracting COVID-19. The health department says she had underlying health issues and was at the same facility as the 12 other patients.
Meanwhile a resident of a second Yucaipa nursing facility is showing symptoms of COVID-19.
County Public Health officials say they are working with both facilities to expedite the immediate testing of all residents and employees at both facilities.
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“This is the first instance we have had in our county of a concentrated COVID-19 outbreak,” said Acting County Health Officer Dr. Erin Gustafson in a statement online. “The county will do everything within its ability and authority to minimize the tragedy this pandemic has the potential to create in our communities.”