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December 15, 2020 – Nevada County Public Health has updated the county dashboard with the latest daily stats. An additional 56 confirmed positive cases bring the total to 2,123 cases. 34 of the newly reported cases are in western Nevada County, 22 on the east side. The death toll has increased to 32.

530 current active cases are almost a quarter (24.96%) of total reported cases. 19 people are hospitalized, with three patients in ICU. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports a total of 2 ICU beds are available in Nevada County’s two hospitals.

COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities in Nevada County

According to CDPH, here are the case statistics for local skilled nursing facilities as of today.

Facility nameResident cases*Resident deathsHealth care worker cases
Tahoe Forest Hospital D/P SnfNone0.0None
Wolf Creek Care Center15.0NoneNone
Spring Hill Manor Convalescent Hospital44.011.029.0
Golden Empire68.015.026.0
Crystal Ridge Care Center14.00.015.0
* The total number of residents with a laboratory positive COVID-19 test result, in the facility on the day reported. Residents who have had a confirmed positive COVID test result, recovered, and have met criteria for discontinuation of isolation precautions are not counted. Values of less than eleven (11) are masked (shown as blank) in accordance with de-identification guidelines.

80 health care workers in three facilities have tested positive. Several local facilities, in coordination with Public Health, have reached out to the state for assistance with staffing and resources.

For context, 6 out of 22 first responders/staff of Grass Valley/Nevada City Fire Department and 11 out of 864 County of Nevada staff tested positive since the start of the pandemic.