COVID-19 outbreak in Lyon County linked to assisted living facility in Yerington 

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The spike in cases among those over 70 years of age began on October 8 when fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lyon County, Nevada. On the same day, Lyon County officials were notified that an assisted living facility, Mason Valley Residence in Yerington, had a high number of positive tests for COVID-19. The facility reported that 34 out of 53 tests results were positive, according to Lyon County. 

Today, 31 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lyon County with 25 patients over 70. Seventeen people are over 80, and two are in their 90s. Carson City Health and Human Services confirms that the new cases are related to the assisted living facility. 

Mason Valley Residence has 34 studio and one-bedroom apartments with several common areas for dining and activities. There is also a separate 12-bed Alzheimer’s Unit on the campus, according to the facility’s website. Mason Valley Residence has not returned email or phone inquiries for comment. 

According to Lyon County, Mason Valley Residence is currently notifying family and guardians of the residents as well as employees. According to a Lyon County press release, Mason Valley Residence had South Lyon Medical Center conduct the testing beginning on October 2.  

Lyon County says it is working with South Lyon Medical Center, Carson City Health and Human Services and the Quad County Health Care Coalition to assist the facility to reduce the impacts and further spread of COVID-19 at the facility and in the community. 

The new cases reported in Lyon County on October 9 are: 

  • A male Lyon County resident under the age of 18 with no connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 50’s with a connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 40’s with a connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 40’s with a connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 50’s with no connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 60’s with a connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 70’s with no connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 20’s with a connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 20’s with no connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 90’s with no connection to a previously reported case. 
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 70’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 70’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 90’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 70’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.  
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 20’s with a connection to a previously reported case.