April 23 2021
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Coronavirus hits veterans home in Oregon
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A veterans home in Oregon has been hit hard with the novel coronavirus, with all 14 cases in Linn County being linked to the Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home in Lebanon, according to local reports.

The Oregonian reported that 13 residents at the home — 12 veterans and one veteran's spouse — have contracted the novel virus, while the 14th case is linked to an employee at the home.

The cases bring the state's total to 51, according to the newspaper.

All of the residents at Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home will now be tested for the novel virus, according to The Oregonian.

To date, the virus has killed at least one person in Oregon, a man in his 70s.