South Pas nursing home reports bulk of local coronavirus cases

Story by Adam Kwoh
News Editor 

Illustration by Alicia Zhang
Staff Illustrator

The L.A. Department of Public Health released its report on coronavirus infections in healthcare facilities on Tuesday, Apr. 21, confirming the majority of South Pasadena’s cases from the South Pasadena Care Center.

According to Public Health’s Apr. 23 update, the local nursing home has faced 37 coronavirus cases in the facility’s patients, as well as 16 staff coronavirus cases. The county also reported three more probable resident cases, although these have not yet been confirmed.

With the City of South Pasadena currently facing a total of 51 cases, the South Pasadena Care Center (when adding both the facility’s staff and resident confirmed cases) has made up the majority of the city’s confirmed cases to date.

The South Pasadena Care Center—which mainly caters to senior citizens—closed its doors to outside visitors on Mar. 16 in response to the coronavirus threat. All city-sponsored senior leisure and fitness classes were canceled. However, the city’s senior lunch and Dial-A-Ride programs have continued to run, although only through delivery and for essential services.

This is an ongoing story. All local coronavirus updates can be found here.

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