Four people died because of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 at the Life Care Center nursing home, making it the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. Two of them were males and the other two females, all in their 70s or 80s, and had underlying health conditions.
Country and federal health investigators are trying to figure out how the virus spread to the facility, but by now the cause is still not clear. Officials are working to stop the coronavirus from killing any more people.
There have been 18 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the state of Washington, and six people have died including the four from the Life Care Center. Those six people ranged in age from their 40s to their 80s.
The facility has about 108 residents and 180 staff members. Now nobody but the people who work at the facility are being allowed into the nursing home.
In a statement, Life Care Executive Director Ellie Basham said they are monitoring residents and workers closely. "Any resident displaying these symptoms is placed in isolation. Associates are screened prior to beginning work and upon leaving," she said.
27 firefighters and 2 police officers in the city of Kirkland, where the nursing home locates, have been put in quarantine, according to city spokeswoman Kellie Stickney.
As a precaution, emergency medical technicians will now wear protective clothing every time they respond to a report of a sick person, even if that individual does not tell them about any coronavirus symptoms, Stickney said.
If you live in Washington, remember to avoid going to public places and keep a good hygiene habit. Do not be nervous or anxiety and keep a good mood.
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