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Resident of Cape Cod assisted living facility tests positive for COVID-19

Around 60 residents are under quarantine.

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Roughly 60 residents at a Cape Cod assisted living facility are under quarantine after one resident tested positive for COVID-19.

The woman drove herself to the emergency room last Sunday, Robert Larkin, the president of Cape Cod Senior Residences in Bourne, told Boston 25 News. She sent a text to those back at the assisted living facility, letting them know she was positive. She is in intensive care.

The facility isn’t letting “non-essential visitors” in at the moment, and staff are being very cautious since 35 people died at the Life Care Center facility in Kirkland, Washington, from the virus. Residents are learning how to use programs to video chat with their family members, the news station reported.

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“Our highest priority is to continue to do everything we can to minimize the spread of this infection, and continue to provide supportive services for our residents,” Larkin said in a separate statement, obtained by the Cape Cod Times.

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