Coronavirus diagnosed at another Virginia nursing home

Coronavirus diagnosed at another Virginia nursing home
The Danville Police Department has suspended visitors to its two detention facilities to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: WDBJ)

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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