Kansas coronavirus death involves same nursing home owner as deadly Seattle outbreak

The first confirmed COVID-12 fatality in the state took place at a nursing home operated by the same company that runs the Seattle facility that saw 22 deaths. Photo credit Celia Llopis-Jepsen/Kansas News Service.

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen

The first person to die of COVID-19 in Kansas stayed at a long-term care facility in Wyandotte County owned by the national chain with a suburban Seattle facility tied to 22 deaths from the virus.