A Phoenix television station reported an outbreak of 41 cases of COVID-19 at the Haven of Lakeside nursing center.
Reporters for the Independent have been examining rumors that there was an outbreak at Haven of Lakeside for more than 10 days. County and state health officials have refused to speak with the Independent, and Haven management has not responded to the newspaper’s inquiries and phone calls.
ABC15 in Phoenix also hit a dead-end after dead-end in its five-day long investigation and finally confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the Haven home via federal sources. A spokesperson for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told ABC15 Wednesday that Haven of Lakeside reported 41 new COVID cases in the reporting period that ended on Oct. 18.