Three More COVID-19 Deaths Reported at Washington State Nursing Home
Frail and elderly nursing home residents may be particularly susceptible to virus
MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Officials in Washington State said Monday that three more people have died from coronavirus at the same nursing home in the town of Kirkland, bringing the total number of fatalities at the center to four.
That brings the state's death toll to six, according to the state health department website.
While most people with robust immune systems appear to recover from COVID-19, frail and elderly nursing home residents may be at particular danger, experts note.
Officials in Seattle say special isolation centers are being opened to house people who may have had contact with people already affected by the new coronavirus.