PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Life Care Center’s South Hill location reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Spokesman Tim Killian said 23 of the center's 31 residents tested positive, and there was one COVID-19-related death.
Twenty-seven of its staff members tested positive also.
This comes after the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported there was a sharp rise in cases for the county.
According to health officials, the cases started increasing after the county moved to phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start plan to reopen businesses.
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