Nursing Homes Cases and Deaths Drop

March 3, 2021 by KGW 8

Positive COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths in U.S. senior care facilities are dropping, and doctors credit the vaccine.

Experts point to one reason for the improving numbers.

“The vaccines are working,” said Phil Fogg Jr., CEO of Marquis Companies in Oregon.

Marquis operates long-term care facilities and Consonus Pharmacy. It recently finished its final round of COVID vaccination clinics. Fogg said as a result of the vaccine, positive cases are down.

“And we know it because we’re testing so frequently,” Fogg said.


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