Nursing Home Dealing With COVID-19 Tests Positive For Legionella

A water sample at Loyalhanna Care Center in Derry Township tested positive

Paul Rasmussen
April 22, 2020 - 9:36 am

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DERRY, Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A new health threat at a Westmoreland County nursing home.

In addition to seven COVID-19 infections at Loyalhanna Care Center in Derry Township, a water sample from the facility tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

The Tribune-Review reports additional testing will be done to confirm or disprove the initial result.  

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