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 name||Resident cases*||Resident deaths||Health care worker cases|
|Tahoe Forest Hospital D/P Snf||None||0.0||None|
|Wolf Creek Care Center||15.0||None||None|
|Spring Hill Manor Convalescent Hospital||44.0||11.0||29.0|
|Crystal Ridge Care Center||14.0||0.0||15.0|
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.