TURLOCK (CBS13) — A total of nine either current or former residents of a Turlock nursing facility have died after a large coronavirus outbreak.
The outbreak at the Turlock Nursing And Rehabilitation Center is one of the largest in California. Along with the 9 deaths, as of Tuesday, the facility confirms that 73 residents and 36 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: 2 Drivers Killed In Head-On Crash Near Patterson
To deal with the outbreak, the nursing home has divided the facility into a wing devoted to residents who have tested positive for coronavirus and one for those who have tested negative.READ MORE: Ceres Rental Fraud Suspect Allegedly Posted Turlock Properties On Facebook Marketplace, Scammed People Out Of $2,000
Staff and essential medical personnel are also continuing to be screened before they can enter the facility.MORE NEWS: California-Grown Cannabis To Be Judged At Next State Fair
The nursing home’s outbreak represents a sizable portion of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Stanislaus County. As of Tuesday evening, county officials say there are 433 positive cases and 15 recorded deaths.