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State Blames Newark Nursing Home For It's COVID-19 Outbreak

Ohio Department of Health surveyors have determined procedural failures likely contributed to a COVID-19 outbreak at Newark Care and Rehabilitation nursing home. 

75 residents and 49 staffers have tested positive since April 15. 28 residents have died. The state says the facility failed to perform adequate contact tracing to properly identify, quarantine, and appropriately test all residents with known exposure to a staffer who had tested positive in June. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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