7 homeowners at three Washington state nursing houses have died of coronavirus in a break out connected to personnel who went to a big wedding last month and became contaminated.
The outbreaks were reported on Nov. 20– about 2 weeks after the wedding in rural Ritzville attended by numerous people, according to reports.
The victims were senior males with underlying medical conditions, the Grant County Health District reported Thursday.
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In a statement, the district said it hasnt validated if employee contaminated at the wedding event had direct contact with the 7 citizens who died.
” Because staff in these facilities care for entire units, direct contact with involved clients is not understood,” they said.
The virus may have likewise killed 4 other residents at two of the centers, the health district stated. The cause of death in those cases is pending.
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More than 300 individuals went to the Nov. 7 wedding event inside a plane hangar, the Tri-City Herald reported Thursday.
On Nov. 16, health officials stated a minimum of 17 individuals who went to the wedding had ended up being contaminated. Other participants were advised to get checked and quarantine.
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The nursing homes reporting the deaths were recognized as McKay Healthcare & & Rehab Center in Soap Lake; Lake Ridge Center in Moses Lake; and Columbia Crest Center in Moses Lake.
At the time, statewide coronavirus restrictions limited wedding gatherings to 30 visitors or less, according to the paper.