Coronavirus: COVID-19 outbreak at Kansas nursing home sickens all 62 residents, kills 10

Coronavirus outbreak at nursing home sickens every resident, kills 10

NORTON COUNTY, Kan. — A novel coronavirus outbreak at a Norton County, Kansas, nursing home has sickened all 62 residents and claimed 10 lives, health officials confirmed Monday.

One of the remaining 52 residents is hospitalized, while the others are being treated at the privately-owned facility, KSNW reported.

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According to the TV station, Andbe Home received a deficiency report in May issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for failing to implement recommended infection-control practices to control and prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

According to the Norton County Health Department, several Andbe Home staff members have also tested positive for the virus at the facility.

“Steps are being taken to prevent any further outbreak, including quarantining residents in their rooms and not allowing outside visitors into the facility,” department officials said in a Monday statement, noting that residents' family members have been notified of the situation.

The department did not reveal how many residents are experiencing symptoms of the disease, The Hill reported.

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