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Covid has killed residents in every Shasta County nursing home 02/10/2021

Published February 17, 2021

As the virus continues to spread in the North State, public health data shows all of Shasta County's 10 nursing homes have had at least one resident die due to COVID-19.

The threat facing long-term care facilities — such as nursing homes (also known as skilled nursing facilities) and assisted-living facilities — has been observed since the start of the pandemic. The CDC has said nursing homes are "high risk" due to the nature of their clients (older adults often with underlying conditions) and close-quarters settings.

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