Update: Covid Outbreak at Nursing Facility in North Bend: 39 patients, 31 staff infected and 8 have died

UPDATE: December 9th

A recent update from the Department of Health reveals some very sad numbers from Regency North Bend Rehabilitation & Nursing.

Out of 44 residents, 39 are now positive for Coronavirus. There are 56 staff members working at the facility, 31 have tested positive for the virus.

Eight residents have died.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Reports surfaced recently that Regency North Bend Rehabilitation & Nursing was having a significant Coronavirus.

According to a Communications Specialist for Public Health – Seattle & King County, Regency North Bend has reported to them that they have 23 positive residents out of a total of 42 and 23 positive staff out of a total of 55. There are two reported COVID-related resident deaths connected with this outbreak. 

The facility has reported to the Department of Health that they are short-staffed and are having positive (asymptomatic) staff work with COVID positive residents, under CDC’s crisis capacity strategy. The DOH team did an in-person Infection Control assessment today, along with DOH representatives, as well as a tele-visit yesterday, November 24th.

The Department of Health will update information as they know more.

North Bend has seen a rapid case increase over the last two weeks, with 46 new cases and a 14.3% positive test rate.

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