All COVID-positive residents from Spokane Veterans Home released from hospital
SPOKANE, Wash. — All residents of the Spokane Veterans Home diagnosed with COVID-19 have been released from the hospital.
The veterans home was hit hard by the virus near the beginning of the pandemic. Forty six residents and 24 employees were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the past two months. Ten of those residents passed away.
The home has not reported any deaths since May 15. The most recent death in the home involved a veteran who had been diagnosed with COVID-19, but who had tested negative while in the hospital and had been released. An administrator at the home said the veteran was able to recover from the active virus, but it took a toll on their overall health.
County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz said Friday he believes the threat of the virus at the home has passed, but the health district will continue to monitor the facility and its residents.
Spokane County reported its largest single-day rise in cases on Friday with 57 new confirmed cases. Lutz said more testing is being completed, but the county has seen a handful of small outbreaks, primarily at long-term care facilities.
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