Valeria Viveros Dies From COVID-19 While Working at Extended Care Hospital
Nursing Assistant Contracted Virus From Skilled Nursing Facility in Riverside
Riverside, CA (April 10, 2020) – A nursing assistant died from COVID-19 after more than 30 patients at Extended Care Hospital of Riverside tested positive for the virus. The woman died on April 10, just one week after she was diagnosed.
Valeria Viveros, 21, of Riverside, was working her first job as a nursing assistant at the Extended Care Hospital of Riverside. She knew the risks involved, but was dedicated to her patients.
Extended Care Hospital was the site of a coronavirus outbreak, with more than 30 residents testing positive for the virus. Viveros tested positive on April 3. She died from complications just seven days later.
She was admitted to a local hospital and put in isolation. Medical staff treated her with a ventilator, but she never came home. Her mother, father, brother and sister are mourning her loss.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Valeria Viveros.