Washington state nursing home sees nearly 50 employees test positive for coronavirus
Nearly 50 employees of Life Care Center of Kirkland, the Seattle-area nursing home that has been an epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., have tested positive for the virus, according to a report.
The results from Public Health – Seattle & King County, the health agency that serves the nation’s 15th largest metropolitan area, were reported in a Twitter post by a reporter from Seattle’s KIRO-TV.
The figures showed 47 employees tested positive, 24 tested negative, one test was inconclusive and five test results were still pending. In addition, 18 more employees were to be tested Saturday.
Overall, 95 employees showed coronavirus symptoms, the agency added, according to KIRO.
The 47 positive tests of employees, coupled with 63 positive tests for the home’s patients, means the nursing home accounts for about one-third of the state’s …continued .
[Source: Fox News]