All 62 residents of Kansas nursing home test positive for coronavirus

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NORTON, Kan. (NewsNation Now) – A county health department in Kansas announced Monday that an outbreak of COVID-19 had occurred at a privately-owned nursing home in the northern part of the state.

The Norton County Health Department shared news of the outbreak on its Facebook page.

According to the post, all 62 residents at Andbe Home tested positive for the coronavirus. Of the 62 residents, 10 have passed away, one is hospitalized, and the remaining 51 residents are being treated at the facility.

The Norton County Health Department has been working with the Andbe Home, Norton County Hospital, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to contain the outbreak.

The health department says “steps are being taken to prevent any further outbreak including quarantining residents in their rooms and not allowing outside visitors into the facility.”

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 71,557 cases and 870 deaths from COVID-19 in the state of Kansas, Johns Hopkins University reports.

NewsNation affiliate KSN and Nexstar Media Wire contributed to this report.

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