7 residents infected with COVID-19 at Cashmere Care Center

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CASHMERE — A Cashmere nursing home told resident families this week that seven clients in its care have tested positive for COVID-19.

Cashmere Care Center sent a letter to resident families and guardians, and posted notice of the positive tests Monday on its website and Facebook page. The Chelan-Douglas Health District disclosed the findings in a Wednesday news release.

The seven residents have now been resettled in a “quarantine hall” the center put in place in March in case of coronavirus infections, administrator Paul Foltz said in the Facebook notice. No staff have tested positive, but all residents facilitywide will be tested, he said.

“The safety of our residents and families continues to be our top priority and we are doing all we can to protect those we serve,” Foltz wrote.

Cashmere Care Center is certified to tend to up to 65 residents, according to its Medicare licensing. The seven cases are among 120 identified in Chelan County in the last week, for a total of 779 known cases in Chelan and Douglas counties as of this morning.