Death at California senior home raises quarantine questions

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Seniors at a Northern California assisted living facility were placed in a two-week isolation Wednesday after a resident in her 90s died of the new coronavirus.

Health officials defended their approach of not quarantining the Carlton Senior Living facility in Elk Grove even as a new dispute arose over whether Sacramento County officials were getting a sufficient number of kits to test residents and staff for the virus.

Elderly people with underlying health issues are particularly vulnerable to the virus. A nursing home in suburban Seattle has had the deadliest outbreak in the U.S., with 22 residents succumbing so far. Family members there criticized facility operators and local government for not moving more quickly when the virus first appeared.

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