Seven residents of three Washington state hospitals have died Corona virus An explosion connected to the affected staff who attended a big wedding last month.
The eruption was announced on November 20 – about two weeks later Wedding Hundreds of people reportedly attended the rural Ritzville.
The Grand County Health District said Thursday that the victims were elderly men with basic medical conditions.
The health district said the virus could have killed four other residents in two facilities. The cause of death in those cases is pending.
In a statement, the district said it could not confirm whether the employees affected by the marriage had direct contact with the seven residents who died.
“Because the staff at these facilities look after the entire unit, there is no direct contact with the patients involved,” they said.
More than 300 people attended the November 7 wedding Tri-City Herald Thursday report.
At the time, the state-wide corona virus restricted wedding meetings to only 30 guests or less, the study said.
On Nov. 16, health officials said at least 17 people who attended the wedding were infected. Other participants were stressed that they should be tested and isolated.
Hospitals reporting deaths have been identified as the McKay Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center at Soap Lake; Lake Ridge Center on Moses Lake; And Columbia Crest Center on Lake Moses.