Gilroy nursing home reports 12 coronavirus deaths, 75 infections

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Twelve residents at a Gilroy nursing home have died from COVID-19, and 75 have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials at the home said Thursday.

When the infections and deaths occurred at the Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is unclear. The state only reports the cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic and does not specify when those cases happened.

“On behalf of our entire community, we join these families in mourning the loss of their loved ones to this insidious virus,” center officials said in a statement that did not elaborate on how the virus entered the facility or how it spread.

Gilroy Healthcare and Covenant Care did not respond to interview requests Thursday.

The 134-bed Gilroy center began accepting COVID-19 patients from hospitals in August, treating 32 in a separate ward, according to a KTVU report. A family member of a deceased resident told The Chronicle she was notified of the transfers by a senior member of the facility’s staff via email.

However, center officials did not address the reported transfers Thursday, nor did they say how many residents had contracted the virus since August.

Of the 75 patients infected with the virus at the facility since …

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