Seattle-area nursing home unable to test 65 workers with COVID-19 symptoms

Seattle-area nursing home unable to test 65 workers with COVID-19 symptoms

SEATTLE, March 9 (Reuters) – The Seattle-area nursing home at the epicenter of one of the biggest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States said on Monday it had no kits to test 65 employees showing symptoms of the respiratory illness that has killed at least 13 patients at the long-term care center.

The staff in question, representing more than a third of the Life Care Center’s 180 employees, are out sick with symptoms consistent with coronavirus, and a federal strike team of nurses and doctors is helping to care for 53 patients remaining in the center.

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