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Before it became ground zero for coronavirus deaths in the U.S., it was business as usual at a nursing home in Washington state.

'Germ-fest' party preceded deadly nursing home outbreak

A patient inside ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak talked to KIRO-7 on Friday.A patient inside ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak talked to KIRO-7 on Friday.

‘You just don’t know who’s going to die next:’ Patient inside Kirkland care facility speaks out

The nation’s covid-19 crisis began with a flurry of 911 calls from a nursing home in suburban Seattle that few even noticed was there.The nation’s covid-19 crisis began with a flurry of 911 calls from a nursing home in suburban Seattle that few even noticed was there.

How coronavirus quietly spread through Life Care Center nursing home in Washington state - The Washington Post

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how people who die from complications related to COVID-19 might spend their last days isolated and alone.NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how people who die from complications related to COVID-19 might spend their last days isolated and alone.

Opinion: 1 Unfathomable Toll Of The Coronavirus Outbreak — Dying Alone : NPR

“5 miles south of the Life Care Center of Kirkland, where the #coronavirus has killed residents and sown fear, a prestigious private school is going remote. But that’s a luxury most public school districts in WA don’t have. Here’s why. https://t.co/jkeaUfUpF1 #waedu”

Dahlia Bazzaz داليا بزاز on Twitter: "5 miles south of the Life Care Center of Kirkland, where the #coronavirus has killed residents and sown fear, a prestigious private school is going remote. But that’s a luxury most public school districts in WA don’t have. Here’s why. https://t.co/jkeaUfUpF1 #waedu"

“At ground zero of the entire Coronavirus outbreak in the US, they don’t have enough test kits, according to Life Care. They only got 45, have 63 patients. @KIRO7Seattle”

Alison Grande on Twitter: "At ground zero of the entire Coronavirus outbreak in the US, they don’t have enough test kits, according to Life Care. They only got 45, have 63 patients. @KIRO7Seattle… https://t.co/MQV6T27X23"

“Wrenching story on families of residents at Life Care, the nursing home where visits are restricted as a coronavirus outbreak threatens those most vulnerable to it. “I just feel ill that my mom could be dying alone,” said Vanessa Phelps. by @jackhealyNYT @KYWeise @ByMikeBaker”

Amy Harmon on Twitter: "Wrenching story on families of residents at Life Care, the nursing home where visits are restricted as a coronavirus outbreak threatens those most vulnerable to it. “I just feel ill that my mom could be dying alone,” said Vanessa Phelps. by @jackhealyNYT @KYWeise @ByMikeBaker"

“This pic puts things into perspective— This woman is talking to her husband and looking at him through the outside window of Life Care Center of Kirkland—There are still more than 60 residents in that facility, quarantined for nearly a week amid #coronavirus outbreak. #Q13FOX”

Ali Bradley on Twitter: "This pic puts things into perspective— This woman is talking to her husband and looking at him through the outside window of Life Care Center of Kirkland—There are still more than 60 residents in that facility, quarantined for nearly a week amid #coronavirus outbreak. #Q13FOX… https://t.co/A9pjzQ9yWV"

The Life Care Center hosted a Mardi Gras celebration shortly before a worker and patient were diagnosed.The Life Care Center hosted a Mardi Gras celebration shortly before a worker and patient were diagnosed.

‘Germ-fest’ party preceded deadly outbreak in Kirkland | HeraldNet.com

Federal officials have announced an investigation of the Washington State nursing care facility owned by Cleveland, Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.Federal officials have announced an investigation of the Washington State nursing care facility owned by Cleveland, Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.

Feds launch coronavirus probe at Washington facility owned by Cleveland, Tennessee-based Life Care | Chattanooga Times Free Press

Twenty new cases of the virus were confirmed in King County, Washington, local health officials said, bringing the total in the county to 51 with 11 deaths. Many of the cases in Washington state have been linked to an outbreak at the nursing facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, including several deaths. "We're being told that all CDC precautions and procedures are being followed, yet we wake up daily with news of another death," said Kevin Connolly, the son of an elderly patient at the Life Care Center of Kirkland. "I don't think that the Life Care Center of Kirkland have done a particularly good job, but I don't think they are equipped or trained to deal with this. Whomever the people are who are supposed to fly in and deal with this highly infectious and deadly disease, they are the people that I am, personally, incredibly angry with."Twenty new cases of the virus were confirmed in King County, Washington, local health officials said, bringing the total in the county to 51 with 11 deaths. Many of the cases in Washington state have been linked to an outbreak at the nursing facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, including several deaths. "We're being told that all CDC precautions and procedures are being followed, yet we wake up daily with news of another death," said Kevin Connolly, the son of an elderly patient at the Life Care Center of Kirkland. "I don't think that the Life Care Center of Kirkland have done a particularly good job, but I don't think they are equipped or trained to deal with this. Whomever the people are who are supposed to fly in and deal with this highly infectious and deadly disease, they are the people that I am, personally, incredibly angry with."

'If this facility is safe enough for my father-in-law, I want Mike Pence in that facility' -family of nursing home patient [Video]

Residents of Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, are in the middle of an outbreak of the new coronavirus, and their families are worried and frustrated. A cluster of cases, including several deaths, at a long-term care facility in Kirkland, Washington, has left family members demanding answers.

A family of a coronavirus victim at a Washington nursing home shares their concerns about the deadly virus.A family of a coronavirus victim at a Washington nursing home shares their concerns about the deadly virus.

'Our families are dying’: Relatives of residents at Washington facility share COVID-19 concerns

A group of family members of residents at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, want more answers on the conditions of their loved ones, including residents who they claim have died without being tested for the coronavirus.A group of family members of residents at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, want more answers on the conditions of their loved ones, including residents who they claim have died without being…

Heartbreaking photos show elderly woman visit quarantined husband with coronavirus through nursing home window

Federal and local officials have outlined a broader response to the Kirkland nursing home that has been linked to dozens of COVID-19 cases, including deaths. Family members of residents at...Federal and local officials have outlined a broader response to the Kirkland nursing home that has been linked to dozens of COVID-19 cases, including deaths. Family members of residents at Life Care Center question why it took nearly a week.

Family members of Kirkland nursing home residents decry response to coronavirus outbreak | The Seattle Times

Kirkland Nursing Home's Preparedness Questioned - Kirkland, WA - Investigators are questioning whether the facility was vigilant enough in protecting its vulnerable patients against a coronavirus outbreak.Investigators are questioning whether the facility was vigilant enough in protecting its vulnerable patients against a coronavirus outbreak.

Kirkland Nursing Home Showed Few Signs Of Preparation: Report | Kirkland, WA Patch

Kirkland Nursing Homes Preparedness Questioned - Kirkland, WA - Investigators are questioning whether the facility was vigilant enough in protecting its vulnerable patients against a coronavirus outbreak.Kirkland Nursing Homes Preparedness Questioned - Kirkland, WA - Investigators are questioning whether the facility was vigilant enough in protecting its vulnerable patients against a coronavirus outbreak.

Kirkland Nursing Home Showed Few Signs Of Preparation: Report | Kirkland, WA Patch

Health Officials Losing Patience With Seattle-Area Nursing HomeWashington State officials said they are losing patience with the operator of a nursing home at the center of the region's coronavirus outbreak after 15 more people were sent to the hospital over the past 24 hours. A team of 30 people from the U.S. Public Health Service is...

Health Officials Losing Patience With Seattle-Area Nursing Home | Newsmax.com