Eighteen people are dead after a COVID-19 outbreak spread across two separate nursing homes in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area.
The outbreaks emerged at two facilities run by Quality Life Services at a facility in Apollo and another in Sarver, a local CBS affiliate KDKA-TV reported.
Both facilities, among eight others located in Butler County, remained coronavirus-free during the summer.
Since the beginning of this month, nine residents at the facility in Apollo have died due to COVID-19.
Additionally, 77 of the 113 residents have tested positive, and 32 staff members have also contracted the illness.
The facility in Sarver is also undergoing the stress of high caseloads, with 27 of the 49 residents infected and nine other fatalities reported due to the disease.
COVID-19 poses a greater risk to individuals with compromised immune systems and