Canby’s first known death linked to the novel coronavirus was a 93-year-old woman at Country Side Living, who died Monday from complications of Covid-19 and other underlying medical conditions. She was the 93rd Covid-19 death the state reported Tuesday afternoon, along with six others.
The woman was the first Country Side resident to contract the potentially deadly virus, which has now spread to at least five other residents and three employees.
She was transported to the hospital on Sunday, April 19, where she remained for several days. Her condition eventually stabilized enough for her to be medically cleared to return home, but she was placed on hospice upon returning to the facility, according to Country Side spokeswoman Michele Quinn.
Of the other five residents who have tested positive, Quinn said they are doing well and are no longer presenting symptoms of Covid-19.
“None of the others have declined in health since their test results,” Quinn said. “Several, in fact, are much improved. We have no new residents currently showing symptoms.”
The three staff members are currently following the recommended 14-day self-quarantine protocols at their homes. They, too, are doing well, Quinn said. One never even developed symptoms.
Other employees have been tested, either at their request or that of their physicians, but all have received negative results thus far.
Free testing for Country Side workers has been made available via a new program from Legacy Health, Quinn said. The tests are conducted at a drive-through collection site, with results available in 24 to 48 hours.
“This is a great resource for employees who don’t have an established PCP but are wanting to be tested, while others are more comfortable seeing their own doctor,” Quinn said.
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