SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — An assisted living facility resident in their 90s has died from complications of the coronavirus, Sacramento County health officials confirmed.
Officials say the resident had an underlying health condition. This is the first coronavirus-related death in Sacramento County and the third death related to the disease in California. Last week, a 71-year-old Placer County man who was on the Grand Princess Cruise died from the virus.READ MORE: Could Mask Mandates Drive Business To Surrounding Counties Who Don't Have One?
Sacramento County Public Health reports that a resident in their 90s, in an assisted living facility with an underlying health condition, has died of complications of COVID-19. https://t.co/l7Lf0oGYWc
— Sacramento County (@SacCountyCA) March 11, 2020
It appears the individual who died on Tuesday was a resident at Elk Grove assisted living facility, Carlton Senior Living. On Tuesday, CBS13 confirmed with several family members of residents at Carlton Senior Living that a resident tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at a local hospital. This was the only known coronavirus case at a senior living facility in Sacramento County.READ MORE: 'It Meant The World To Me': Oakdale Officer Thanks Citizens Who Helped Him After Hit-And-Run
Carlton Senior Living released the following statement regarding the death that read, in part:
“We regret to inform you that a resident of our Elk Grove Community who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 while in the hospital, unfortunately passed away this evening. The resident will be greatly missed and we are all saddened by this loss. Our hearts are with the family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.
“As we were made aware of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) coming to the United States, we immediately took action to elevate precautionary measures in efforts to prevent the spread to our Communities. We have been in close contact with our local Health Departments and have been following the guidelines and protocols from the CDC for the special population we serve. Due to this case we have implemented isolation protocol for the next 14 days and have been commended for the proactive steps we have taken to prevent the spread of this virus to other residents and staff in our Elk Grove Community.”
Sacramento County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson expressed the seriousness of having a confirmed case at a nursing home facility.MORE NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Sued By Federal Government Over Alleged Medicare Fraud