10 at nursing home dead as Oregon virus death total nears 50

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten residents of a nursing home in Portland have died in Oregon’s largest known cluster of deaths from the new coronavirus. The deaths at Healthcare at Foster Creek account for nearly 1 in 5 coronavirus deaths in Oregon. The Oregonian reports information released Friday by the Oregon Department of Human Services confirms the deaths reported by two employees of the nursing home. The employees say about 20 residents of Foster Creek have been diagnosed with the virus or are showing symptoms. An owner of the company that manages the nursing home, Benicia Senior Living of Oregon, didn’t respond to email and phone calls for comment.