A nursing home in Washington state is temporarily isolated after detecting two people positive for the coronavirus and more than 50 others showing symptoms.
The first two deaths from coronavirus infection in the United States were discovered in Washington state on February 29 and March 1. Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on February 29, and said state officials were considering canceling sporting events, closing schools and taking necessary steps to pull. reduce the speed of virus spread.
The number of people infected in the West Coast state of the United States is likely to increase when there are more than 50 cases of symptoms present at Life Center Care nursing home in the city of Kirkland, according to Guardian.
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The facility has about 108 aged caregivers and 180 employees. Local officials say 27 elderly people and 25 employees are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Some have been hospitalized for treatment and testing.
There were two cases positive for the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at Life Care Center, including a female employee in her 40s and an elderly woman in her 70s. Elderly patients are in critical condition.
Life Care Center announces it will not allow relatives, volunteers or salespeople to visit the facility. This place also temporarily does not receive additional membership registration.
Ellie Basham, chief executive of Life Care Center, said on March 1 that anyone in the facility showing symptoms should be quarantined. The employees here also have a health check before work. If symptoms appear, they are forced to go home.
Jeff Duchin, a local health official, announced on February 29 that authorities were reviewing the situation at Life Care Center and “it would not be surprising to discover any new cases.” A team of 10 staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is present in Washington state and is working with local health experts.
Infections are at risk of spreading when the nursing home has many people exposed over time. The city government informed police and firefighters that they were repeatedly sent to Life Care Center for some incidents. More than 24 personnel responding to these calls are being quarantined at home or at work.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology said a group of 17 students and faculty members last week visited the nursing home. School president Amy Morrison announced that she had disinfected the campus and was waiting for instructions from local health officials.