Visalia

Third Tulare Co. nursing facility hit with coronavirus

Add one more nursing home to Tulare County’s growing coronavirus problem.

The Tulare County Public Health Branch announced Monday that the Linwood Meadows facility in Visalia has 10 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Linwood Meadows is the third nursing facility in Tulare County to be hit hard by coronavirus.

The Redwood Springs Healthcare Center in Visalia currently has 114 residents who have coronavirus, as well as 60 staff members and eight family members of patients or staff, the county said.

The Lindsay Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Lindsay currently has 38 patients, 14 staff members and six releated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

“As public health professionals, we are concerned about these outbreaks, and we are working with the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program to implement all necessary safeguards at the facility,” said Tulare County Public Health Director Karen Elliott.

The county said the public health branch is working with the Linwood Meadows facility to ensure proper PPE guidelines are followed, as well as expanding testing for employees and residents.

Tulare County has 504 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday morning, the last updated numbers from the public health branch. There have been 32 fatalities, and 94 patients have fully recovered.

There are 378 active cases, as of Sunday.

Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.