Orange County Nursing Facility Hammered by COVID-19 Cases

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
April 24, 2020Updated: April 24, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNS)—Nearly 50 patients and employees at the Anaheim Healthcare Center have been diagnosed with the CCP virus, including two who died, a city official said on April 23.

An isolation wing with plastic barriers has been created at the skilled nursing facility to keep the 33 patients who have tested positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, isolated, according to Mike Lyster, Anaheim’s chief communications officer.

There have also been 14 employees who tested positive.

Two patients in their 70s with underlying health issues have died, Lyster said.

The facility has 200 patients, many of whom are recovering from hospital stays, according to Lyster.

If needed, the city will take patients to a hospital, he said.

“But the best scenario is to shelter in place and care for them, and really only when absolutely necessary we would transport them,” he added.

The Anaheim Healthcare Center is among four facilities in Orange County that provide skilled nursing, assisted living, or residential care services for recuperative care that have had two or more virus cases over the past two weeks, Orange County Health Care Agency officials said.

Six others have reported at least one case.

The Huntington Beach Healthcare Center reported 74 people infected with COVID-19, including the deaths of two residents in their 70s. Twenty-four employees have contracted the virus, and 48 patients have tested positive.


The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.