Deaths related to retirement home’s virus outbreak rise to 3

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Health officials say three people have now died amid a virus outbreak at a northern Virginia retirement community.

The Fairfax County Health Department reported the third death Tuesday. Two deaths were reported last week. Officials said they did not know the full medical history of those who died or the extent to which the respiratory illness played a role.

The health department said the virus outbreak at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield has now affected 63 people out of 263 residents. It also said 19 employees have reported symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have conducted tests. The results are still pending.

The outbreak began on June 30. Ill residents displayed symptoms such as coughs, fevers, and pneumonia. Sections of the facility were quarantined in response.

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