A coronavirus outbreak has infected an entire nursing home in Kansas. According to the Norton County Health Department, every resident in the nursing home was infected.
A total of 51 residents at the Andbe Home were infected, while 10 passed away.
All of the residents are being forced to remain in their rooms during the quarantine process.
From the report:
A total of 10 residents of the Andbe Home northwest Kansas have perished from the virus, while one person is being treated at a local hospital and 51 others remain in care at the home, according to Norton County Health Department. A number of staff members have also tested positive for the virus.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 8.02 million confirmed cases and 218,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.