CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A second resident of a West Virginia nursing home described as “ground zero” for the state’s coronavirus caseload has died.

Gov Jim Justice on Thursday said the state’s fifth virus death was an 89-year-old woman from the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown.

The Republican governor has repeatedly warned of the virus spreading among the elderly and has called Sundale a “horror story.”


The nursing home has reported about 30 positive cases and moved to test all residents and staffers and is using isolation measures throughout the center. Officials say at least 485 people statewide have tested positive for the virus.

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