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2nd Resident at Falls Church Senior Living Facility Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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A second resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia.

The patient lives at The Kensington Falls Church on West Broad Street, the Fairfax County Department of Health said in a release Sunday. Health officials didn't provide the person's gender, age or condition.

The health department said it is "taking immediate action to prevent further spread."

Another resident at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. He has been in isolation since he showed symptoms of respiratory illness on March 14, health officials said.

A spokesperson for The Kensington gave the following statement to News4:

We continue to focus on protecting our residents and team members and caring for the health of everyone at The Kensington Falls Church. That is, and has been, our priority since news of this virus first surfaced.

We understand how important up-to-date and accurate information is to the families of those who live here.  Because of that, we have been providing written updates at least once a day, combined with phones calls, photos and Facetime.   Our regular communications give them the latest information we have and provide news of our ongoing protective measures.

We have been collaborating with both the Fairfax County Health Department and the City of Falls Church and appreciate the resources they have been providing. We are grateful for their continued support.

Fairfax County has 31 confirmed cases as of Sunday evening and there are more than 200 cases in Virginia.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates.

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