Covid-19 cases take dangerous turn in Inyo County | Up 13 positive cases over the weekend and Monday

Inyo County saw a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, most reportedly infected at through association with residents and employees of the Bishop Care Center. Between August 1 and August 3, Inyo County has seen an increase of thirteen (13) new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative Inyo County number of total case numbers over the past five months to 64. At this time, three (3) positive COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, including two in critical condition. Aside from the concern over the health of those infected, there is worry that the state will  roll-back hard-earned progress in reopening businesses and the economy in Inyo County.

Following is the latest news release from Inyo County on the latest surge:

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The question for months has been, was Inyo County somehow exempt from always, is this the surge that everyone has been anticipating for months. If nothing else, the circumstances behind the significant increase of 13 cases over the weekend,

 

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Wilbur
Wilbur
1 year ago

Only one of the nurses at the FIRST BIRTHDAY party tested positive. One. And that was very recently. This person did not serve the area where the majority of the cases have occurred. A patient could have been admitted from the hospital covid positive if they were not tested upon… Read more »

Wondering
Wondering
1 year ago

For those in the know, what is the real story? How about clearing up the misinformation.

Art La Cues
Art La Cues
1 year ago

Some people need to be fired and sued!

LongTimeLocal
LongTimeLocal
1 year ago

Now 21 residents at Bishop Care Center are COVID +, and 7 staff are isolating at home. Several employees attends a ‘COVID party’ out of the area, and then went back to work, now infected. They shared their COVID party fun on Facebook, instagram, etc. The Care Center admin admitted… Read more »

Taheya
Taheya
1 year ago
Reply to  LongTimeLocal

This is just like the folks I heard about in Chalfant Valley that just had a birthday bash for about 75-100 middle aged no care people. Danced up a storm, ate, drank, and partyed.These type of party goers are the same folks going to Vons, post office, and to work… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  LongTimeLocal

If this is true it is absolutely mind boggling. This is beyond unethical, it’s the equivalent of criminal behavior.

Dee
Dee
1 year ago

If true, sounds as though it indeed is true, corroborated, it amounts to some sort of criminally negligent behavior. Where are our elected officials speaking out against this behavior? Where are the elected officials of Inyo County expressing concern? Currently the silence is disturbing and pathetic. Very disappointing, negligent behavior… Read more »

Bekx
Bekx
1 year ago
Reply to  Dee

No one purposely got infected. Spreading lies instead of support for the exhausted and overworked nurses is not wha they need right now.

Dee
Dee
1 year ago
Reply to  Bekx

I’ve already responded to your ludicrous false assertion and narrative.
No one is purposely trying to get infected.
You’re spreading false assertions and flat out lies.

Bekx
Bekx
1 year ago
Reply to  LongTimeLocal

This is very misleading and misinformed to what actually happened. You’re spreading hate. Why not offer more support for the hardworking people who are now overwhelmed trying to care for their patients. No one held a “COVID” party. No one purposely got infected.

Dee
Dee
1 year ago
Reply to  Bekx

Who’s saying they were purposely infected?
The photos on social media amount to clear evidence of reckless behavior.

Wondering
Wondering
1 year ago
Reply to  Dee

Dee, for those of us not on social media, what are the photos of? Thank you.

Dee
Dee
1 year ago
Reply to  Wondering

I’m not on social media, no Facebook for me!!
But a friend who’s on Facebook showed me photos of the restaurant in Big Pine loaded with people, no one had a mask on.

Wondering
Wondering
1 year ago
Reply to  Bekx

Bekx, you are correct: hardworking, overwhelmed staff needs to be supported. Since you seem to know the truth about the “misleading… misinformed to what actually happened,” please tell all of us what the truth actually is. Hopefully the truth will dispel the rumors.

Ed
Ed
1 year ago

Well the governor closed everything but inyo and mono counties..all the socal people rushed up here like it was the gold rush all over again.. what do you expect?

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Isn’t more cases with less deaths actually better? Nice spin!

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Your spin on spin sounds like spin to me.

Stop non-essential travel
Stop non-essential travel
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Your rationale that only “deaths” matter in this pandemic is minimizing the long-term sequelae that we already know people will suffer unnecessarily as a result of infection. BCC is populated with vulnerable patients. There will no doubt be deaths in that facility as a result of this. If you take… Read more »

Sierra
Sierra
1 year ago

Yes, very concerning. And is Inyo county prepared for even more cases? Is the hospital staffed and prepped to isolate? Do our Dr.s and nurses have proper ppe?(I’ve been told no!) And to those residents that resent wearing masks, you are as much to blame as the tourists swarming and… Read more »

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  Sierra

We (local news media) are on a conference call every week with the doctors in charge over at the Northern Inyo Healthcare District, along with other key hospital staff. They assure us that they are fully prepared and equipped to handle any emergency situation that might come their way. There’s… Read more »