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Florida nursing homes see infections surge as workers spread virus

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  1. skybrian
    From the article:

    From the article:

    The governor’s novel move to cloister ill residents hasn’t prevented the virus from walking through the front doors of nursing homes. Infected, asymptomatic health workers themselves are carrying the virus and transmitting to their own patients, Mary Mayhew, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, said in an interview Wednesday.

    Now, as a result, cases at nursing homes are soaring. The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported that an average of 2,606 residents a day tested positive for the coronavirus last week, a 74 percent increase from the 1,496 residents a month ago, during the week of June 14.