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Two Conn. Nursing Homes Linked to 50 COVID-19 Cases

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A coronavirus outbreak at two long-term facilities in Avon, Connecticut, has left one dead and 50 other residents and staff infected.

Health officials say the outbreak began with a resident at The Residence at Brookside and spread to Avon Health Care. They say health care workers employed at both facilities were carriers of the virus.

Officials discontinued in-person visitation, and say all residents and staff will be tested this week to work to contain the virus.

The outbreak at the Avon facilities comes as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Connecticut are on the rise. The state reported a positive test rate Tuesday of 2.4 percent — the highest single day total since June.