10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

Posted at 7:38 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 08:38:29-04

TOPEKA, Kan. — A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that already had proportionally the nation’s largest increase in cases over two weeks.

The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all 62 residents and an unspecified number of employees at the Andbe Home in Norton had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The nursing home's outbreak came after more than 100 cases at the state’s prison in Norton.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Norton County had the largest number of new cases per 100,000 residents of any county in the U.S. for the two weeks ending Sunday.