Another Templeton nursing facility home dies of coronvirus

July 29, 2020

One day after announcing two residents of a Templeton nursing facility died of coronavirus, health officials announced Wednesday another resident of Vineyard Hills Health Center in their 80s died of COVID-19.

Five residents of the skilled nursing facility in Templeton have now died of coronavirus, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.

The source of transmission of the virus was staff or others who had been moving around inside the facility, County Health Officer Penny Borenstein said Wednesday afternoon. However, Borenstein refrained from placing blame on Vineyard Hills Health Center.

“We in no way want to blame the facility or their staff,” Borenstein said.

Vineyard Hills Health Center, which is dealing with a lingering coronavirus outbreak, first had an employee test positive in April. The virus has since spread among staff and residents at the facility.

On Wednesday, there were 21 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County. Atascadero and Nipomo lead with four new cases each.

Of the 1,710 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 1,304 individuals have recovered, and 12 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 13 people in the hospital — four in intensive care, and 381 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 431
  • San Luis Obispo — 235
  • Nipomo — 239
  • Atascadero — 199
  • Arroyo Grande — 138
  • Grover Beach — 80
  • Templeton — 63
  • San Miguel — 47
  • Oceano — 48
  • Pismo Beach — 44
  • Los Osos — 34
  • Morro Bay — 25
  • Cambria — 23
  • Santa Margarita — 17
  • CMC — 11
  • Cayucos — 10
  • Shandon — 9
  • Avila Beach — 6
  • Other county cases — 51

As of Wednesday evening, there have been 487,478 positive cases, and 8,909 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 4,568,037 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 153,840 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 17,185,930 cases with 670,200 dead.

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Condolences to the family of Herman Cain. He was a wealthy entrepreneur who ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He died at the age of 74. Cain tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29. He was hospitalized two days after developing “serious” symptoms. His positive test came less than 2 weeks after he attended a rally in Tulsa. Photos show him at the rally NOT WEARING A MASK and surrounded by people NOT WEARING MASKS. The event was attended by several thousand people.

OK, Herman Cain is someone we all know. He looked in the photos to be in reasonably good health, and, with his wealth, I would imagine, he had the best of medical care. If THIS guy dies from COVID-19, a lot of us are at risk from this disease. So “F” the rallies, counter rallies, protests, marches, etc. Mask up when in public. If others are not wearing masks, leave.

I agree, if no Church services, no protests, inside or outside. In fact, don’t let a mask give you a false sense of security. Water droplets can pass through most masks to some degree. They help a lot but are not a guarantee from catching COVID. If you don’t need to be around crowds of people, like grocery stores, airports, etc., just stay away for a while.

Hey CCN could you ask these nursing homes you’re reporting on if they’ve received any federal or state funding for supplies to combat COVID at these sites?

You know surge assets to where the problem lies.

It would be helpful in the upcoming election in judging if our government response is; Tremendous, incredible, unparalleled as some say or piss poor, disorganized, chaotic and cold hearted like it feels.

That would require some real investigative journalism, something CCN doesn’t have in their cards. They can’t even write an article with a title that makes sense. “A nursing facility home dies”? Come on…

Answer is obvious – our government response has been piss poor, disorganized, chaotic and cold hearted.

Each of us must make up our own mind, but we, as a country, must have a change in our leaders – national, state, and local..

The most powerful? and richest? nation on earth has f***ked this up from day one.

Well said! Many other nations are NOT going through what we are going through.

We have got to stop being politically hyper polarized and stop given credence to wacko conspiracies, wishes to reopen too early, miracle cures, and pseudo science. And to leaders who do not put health first, hear this Hoot Rally Heidi and Donald the Imbecile and his entourage of congressional enablers, out you go! We need competence in office. Country and Competence before party or cause.

And Donald was impeached but not removed from office, all thanks to bipartisan politics. You’re right, we need real leadership, not this shit show.

You to should have vote march 3 for the right late my friend,enjoy the next 4 years

You mean someone competent like Beijing Joe? Really? He called banning flights from China by Trump xenophobic. So did a bunch of other Democrats. Even Dr. Fauci said that and then like Beiden had the courage at least to change their mind. Beiden then went on to say the CCP is not a threat to the US. Then speaker Pelosi encouraged people to visit China town well after the virus hit the US.

So, you have a point, mistakes were made all around. But certainly you can’t believe Beiden would have handled it any better.

The fact is nobody knew what we were really up against and everyone was making it up as they went. Seat of the pants based on the best information available, at that time.

Heck, even news pundits were saying it’s no worse than seasonal flu (Anderson Cooper). Even mayor Deblasio indicated as much.

20/20 hindsight my friend.