Every resident of Kansas nursing home infected with Covid-19

Every resident of Kansas nursing home infected with Covid-19

Ten people living at a nursing home in Kansas died after every resident there contracted COVID-19. One year old home resident has been admitted to hospital and the remaining 51 are being treated at home, the agency said. Norton County, where the facility is located, had the largest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,00 residents in any county in the US for the two weeks ending Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Family members of the residents have been notified.

As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, this cluster had still not been reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment but the Review has been able to learn the outlines of what is unfolding there through multiple sources in the community.

Fifty-one patients are being kept in their rooms at the center in northwestern Kansas, and an unspecified number of staff members have also tested positive. The victim's home is in Norton County, northwest Kansas, one of the largest proportion of corona virus cases confirmed in the country for more than two weeks.

Earlier this month, state health department officials warned that Kansas was "losing the battle" against the coronavirus as outbreaks emerged, according to The Associated Press. All staff members are being tested, county health officials said.

"The numbers are getting worse".

Norton is a city of around 2,800 people not far from the Nebraska border.

According to data analyzed by Johns Hopkins University, there have been at least 71,557 confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state and at least 870 deaths.

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