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A nursing home in Wilkes County is dealing with an outbreak of at least 93 coronavirus cases.The Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro has 34 staff members and 59 residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to a report from the Wilkes County Health Department.On Wednesday, the health department said reported that the 16th person to die from the virus in their community was a resident of Westwood Hills.The individual was a person in their 70s who had underlying health conditions, officials said.This person is the fifth individual from the facility’s outbreak to die from the coronavirus. “On behalf of the Wilkes County Local Health Department and Government, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family,” county health director Rachel Willard said. “This unfortunate situation is a reminder that we should continue to follow social distancing to protect ourselves and those around us, especially those who are at an increased risk, and who are most vulnerable.” State health officials define an outbreak as two confirmed cases within a long-term care facility.As of Wednesday afternoon, Wilkes County has reported 854 confirmed cases of the virus.There are currently five people who are hospitalized in Wilkes County.

WILKESBORO, N.C. —

A nursing home in Wilkes County is dealing with an outbreak of at least 93 coronavirus cases.

The Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro has 34 staff members and 59 residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to a report from the Wilkes County Health Department.

On Wednesday, the health department said reported that the 16th person to die from the virus in their community was a resident of Westwood Hills.

The individual was a person in their 70s who had underlying health conditions, officials said.

This person is the fifth individual from the facility’s outbreak to die from the coronavirus.

“On behalf of the Wilkes County Local Health Department and Government, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family,” county health director Rachel Willard said. “This unfortunate situation is a reminder that we should continue to follow social distancing to protect ourselves and those around us, especially those who are at an increased risk, and who are most vulnerable.”

State health officials define an outbreak as two confirmed cases within a long-term care facility.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Wilkes County has reported 854 confirmed cases of the virus.

There are currently five people who are hospitalized in Wilkes County.

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