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'Under siege': Overwhelmed Brooklyn care home tolls 55 dead

 

Last updated 4/20/2020 at 10:01am



BERNARD CONDON, MATT SEDENSKY and JENNIFER PELTZ

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — As residents at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, began dying in late February from a coronavirus outbreak that would eventually take 43 lives, there was little sign of trouble at the Cobble Hill Health Center, a 360-bed facility in an upscale section of Brooklyn.

Its Facebook page posted a cheerful story encouraging relatives to quiz their aging loved ones about their lives, and photos of smiling third graders at a nearby school making flower arrangements for residents.

That quickly changed. By the mi...



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