Coronavirus diagnosed at another Virginia nursing home
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia health officials are confirming at least the second case of a person infected with the new coronavirus in an assisted living facility, this one in the Washington suburbs.
The Fairfax County Health Department reported Thursday morning that a resident of The Kensington Falls Church tested positive.
A statement says the man has been in isolation since he developed symptoms of respiratory illness Saturday.
It says other residents have tested negative.
Cases of coronavirus in nursing home-type facilities are of particular concern because elderly people are particularly vulnerable.
About half of the approximately 150 deaths in the U.S. have been in Washington state, where dozens in a suburban Seattle nursing home have died.
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