Four residents of a Pleasant Hill senior living facility have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, Contra Costa County Public Health officers said Tuesday, and three of them remain hospitalized.
Nine staff members at the Carlton Senior Living center on Cleaveland Road just south of downtown Pleasant Hill have also tested positive for the coronavirus, Contra Costa Health Services spokesman Karl Fischer said Tuesday. All nine were isolating at their homes, he added.
Health officials are working Tuesday to identify any other residents and staffers at the Cleaveland Road assisted living center who may have been exposed to affected workers and residents, and to then test them for Covid-19, Fischer said.
Health officials received their first reports about the Pleasant Hill facility last week. At a news conference Friday centering on a larger outbreak at the Orinda Care Facility in Orinda, Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano mentioned “at least one” additional senior facility being investigated, and Fischer said that was the Carlton facility.
By Tuesday, 27 patients and 22 staff members at the Orinda Care Center had tested positive. One of those elderly residents died this past weekend, Fischer said.