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Another Long-Term Care Facility Confirms Multiple COVID-19 Infections

Published: Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 1:42pm
Updated: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:57pm
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Over the weekend, another nursing home confirmed that it's dealing with an outbreak of the coronavirus. 

In a statement, Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler confirmed that more than 50 of its residents and staff have COVID-19. Four residents have already died from the disease and seven are in the hospital.

Dana Marie Kennedy is with AARP of Arizona. She says more needs to be done to help long term care facilities coping with outbreaks. 

"The most proactive thing Governor Ducey could do is to do an executive order and order all residents and staff of long term care facilities to be tested immediately," she said.

As of Friday, 112 long-term care facilities have at least one resident or staff member with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  Over the weekend, the state began a testing blitz at several locations across the state.

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