A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected.
San Bernardino County authorities say 51 residents and six staff members of a Yucaipa nursing home had the COVID-19 virus, and two residents have died.
Tuesday’s announcement came as California Gov. Gavin Newsom said extraordinary efforts to keep people home have bought the time needed to prepare for an expected peak surge of cases, now likely to occur in May.
On Tuesday, California had at least 8,200 cases and 173 deaths.