• By The Financial District


Twelve residents at an Amador County nursing home have died due to novel coronavirus complications within the past week, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.

As of Thursday, a total of 48 residents at the Kit Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center have tested positive for COVID-19, the CDPH reported, according to a dispatch from KCRA 3 News.

According to the state, a total of 19 staff members at the nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, as of Thursday. However, Kit Carson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center reported on Wednesday that 27 staff members have recovered and seven are still COVID-19 positive.

In an update Wednesday, the nursing home said it “has a mitigation plan in place to protect our healthy residents and team members. This includes immediately isolating residents with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. In addition, team members with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are directed to stay at home until they are fully recovered.”

The Amador County Public Health Department reported a total of 207 positive COVID-19 cases, as of Thursday. On Tuesday, the county reported 195 cases. The county said 100 of the COVID-19 cases are from Jackson, which is where the nursing home is located.

According to CDPH, the county saw 101 new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days. The data also shows 11 virus-related deaths were reported in the last week.

“The increased spread may likely place Amador County on the State Data Monitoring Watch List when the State resumes Watch List activity,” the Amador County Public Health Department said in a statement Tuesday. “Moving on to this list would mean additional sectors would be required to move their operations outside including gyms, fitness centers, places of worship and cultural ceremonies, and personal care services like nail salons, waxing salons, hair salons, and barbershops. Shops that offer tattoos, piercings and electrolysis are required to close in counties on the State Watch List.”

County health officials said the spread of COVID-19 is happening through congregate living, family or co-workers and the community.

No other details were available.