Two Die in Coronavirus Outbreak at Motion Picture Retirement Home

Published on Apr 08, 2020

Two Die in Coronavirus Outbreak at Motion Picture Retirement Home

Two male residents at the Motion Picture Television Fund’s skilled nursing facility in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills have died of complications from Covid-19.

The first death occurred on Monday and the second took place on Tuesday, according to Bob Beitcher, president and CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Beitcher did not identify either man by name.

Both had compromised immune systems. The first victim, who was 81, died at West Hills Hospital. The second was in his mid-60s and had been living with multiple sclerosis for the past 25 years. Beitcher said the two had been in Mptf’s long-term care unit for many years.

Beitcher also said Tuesday that four staffers had tested positive for the virus and were self-isolating. He also said that six other patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 are receiving care in the facilities’ isolation unit.

The Mptf reported the

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Author: Dave McNary