Twelve residents at a Northern California nursing home have died from the coronavirus, Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center confirmed in a news release on Thursday.
Since the start of the pandemic, the nursing home in Santa Clara County has reported 75 confirmed cases of the virus among residents and 54 confirmed cases among staff members, according to the release.
All staff members and 63 residents have recovered.
“To add an additional level of protection we are committed to facility wide testing on all residents and staff in collaboration with local public health departments,” Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center said in the release.
“We are working closely with the state and local health department and continue to follow their guidance, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
Santa Clara County has reported a total of 22,859 coronavirus cases and 367 deaths and is currently in the third tier of the state’s reopening system, which represents a "moderate" spread of the virus.