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Officials: Virus outbreaks at 2 care centers are related

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Health officials say coronavirus outbreaks at two long-term care centers in the same Connecticut town have been linked to a resident of one of the facilities and staff who work at both locations. The state Department of Public Health is investigating and working with the two care centers in Avon to stem the outbreaks. The director of the Farmington Valley Health District, Jennifer Kertanis, said Wednesday that two dozen residents and 16 staff at Avon Health Center recently tested positive. A spokesman for the Residence at Brookside says 11 residents and three staff there tested positive recently. Two residents at Brookside have died.


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