Anchorage elder care facility reports new cluster of coronavirus cases

  • Source: Alaska Public Media
  • Published: 10/13/2020 12:00 AM

A senior home in Anchorage reported six new coronavirus cases since Friday, despite a ban on most visitors that has been in effect for months. A Sunday notice on Providence Extended Care’s website stated that it detected four new cases on Friday and reported two more on Saturday. Three of the cases are residents who are being treated at the facility, while the other three are staff who are quarantining at home. The East Anchorage campus, which also has a transitional care facility for patients recovering from medical procedures, had a large outbreak earlier this summer that infected dozens of residents and staff. At the time, it was Alaska’s largest outbreak, but only one of the cases occurred at Providence Extended Care. The outbreak resulted in at least two deaths.


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