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Health District no longer listing number of long-term care deaths by facility

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Last updated 5/27/2020 at 10:22am

The Snohomish Health District reports that it is no longer providing the number of long-term care facility deaths by individual locations.

"We have not been reporting out at that level of detail," said district spokeswoman Heather Thomas. The Beacon has requested information on the change, but has not received a reply.

This is a change from the past, when the district posted daily numbers on the number of deaths at various facilities countywide. Previously, the district would not list those facilities with fewer than five deaths, in an effort to "protect patient privacy," the district repor...

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