A novel coronavirus pneumonia in 2 American nursing homes confirmed more than 50 people.

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 A novel coronavirus pneumonia in 2 American nursing homes confirmed more than 50 people.


According to several local media reports in Seattle, when the two were diagnosed, there were more than 50 elderly residents and employees in the nursing home, all of whom had symptoms of respiratory tract or even pneumonia. The 70 - year-old resident, who had been diagnosed previously, has developed a serious condition.

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According to the Washington Post, the nursing home has 108 residents and 180 employees, with 25 employees and 27 residents suffering from symptoms.

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At present, more than 50 people have been tested for the virus and are waiting for the results. According to local media reports, local health officials seem to have accepted the reality of the fall of nursing homes, saying they expect more confirmed cases.

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According to the Washington Post, on the one hand, there are many infected people who are elderly and the most vulnerable in front of the virus; on the other hand, they have no history of foreign travel, which shows that the virus may have spread in the local community.

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Finally, the New York Times said in its report on the incident that as the local outbreak worsened, the Washington state government has now declared a state of emergency.

Local officials say they are considering measures such as cancelling sports events and closing schools to control the spread of the virus, and declaring a state of emergency would give them the necessary legal authority when they need to do so.

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