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Coronavirus: New test results find 31 positive cases at Life Care Center in Kirkland

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SEATTLE -- A spokesman for the Kirkland, Washington nursing home that is the site of the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the United States said Monday that 31 residents still in the facility have tested positive for the virus.

In a news conference Monday evening, the Life Care Center official announced the latest coronavirus test results for 35 residents:

  • 31 positive
  • 1 negative
  • 3 inconclusive

Life Care Center spokesman Tim Killian said tests have been performed on the remaining residents. Results are still pending on 20 other tests.

Killian said residents who have tested positive will be treated at the Life Care Center, and those who test negative will be moved to a different area of the facility.

Before the outbreak, there were 120 residents at Life Care. Now there are fewer than 60.

Statewide, there are at least 162 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a count by the Washington Department of Health.

Authorities said 19 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, including three made public earlier Monday.

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