11 people have died from COVID-19 outbreak at Okanogan Co. long-term care center

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OKANOGAN CO., Wash — Okanogan County Public Health reports that 11 people at North Valley Extended Care have died during a recent COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

Public Health says that a recent outbreak has infected 36 people at the care center, including two employees who have been hospitalized; several other employees are currently in isolation.

OCPH is saddened to report the death of 11 residents of North Valley Extended Care related to the recent COVID-19…

Posted by Okanogan County Public Health on Monday, November 30, 2020

Since the outbreak, Public Health conducted an infection prevention survey, where it was determined they are navigating this situation “safely and professionally.”

Long-term care facilities like North Valley are extremely high-risk due to the age of their residents; we know now that COVID-19 can infect anyone at any age, but is incredibly dangerous and sometimes lethal to elderly patients.