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Article: Coronavirus has reached long-term care. Prepare, don’t panic

Article: Coronavirus has reached long-term care. Prepare, don’t panic

McKnight’s Senior Living. News, Perspective and Analysis.

‘The first reported possible outbreak of COVID-19 (a coronavirus) in a long-term care facility, and the first reported case of COVID-19 in a healthcare worker — a caregiver in that facility, were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday.

“Additional residents and staff of the [long-term care facility] who have not yet been tested for COVID-19 are reportedly either ill with respiratory symptoms or hospitalized with pneumonia of unknown cause,” the CDC said. The federal agency also reported the first U.S. death associated with the virus, of a man in his 50s.

Worldwide, as of Sunday, almost 87,000 people have been reported sickened by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and more than 2,800 deaths have been reported…”

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