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COVID-19 outbreak infects every resident of Kansas nursing home

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An undisclosed number of staff also tested positive.

The Norton County health department confirmed Monday night that all 62 residents and some employees at the Andbe Home in Norton had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus has infected every resident of a Kansas nursing home, with deadly results.

The agency says at there are 26 confirmed cases the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, down one from 27 last week.

Just this week, a Rensselaer County nursing home in Texas reported that 10 residents tested positive for the virus, with 14 staff members also confirmed to have COVID-19, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"Norton County Health Department has been working with the Andbe Home, Norton County Hospital and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) regarding this outbreak", the press release, which was posted to Facebook on Monday, said. Recently, the county also has the largest number of new cases per 100,000 residents of any United States county.

The local health department said residents were being quarantined in their rooms and the home was not allowing outside visitors.

Overall, the state saw 2,113 new cases and 13 new deaths between Friday and Monday, according to the health department website. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has identified 806 clusters, of which 240 were traced back to long-term care facilities.

Kansas has reported an average of more than 700 new positive cases of the coronavirus and probable cases of the virus a day - the largest reporting since early March, CBS News reported.

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