A second old age home in Vredehoek, Cape Town has found that a number of their occupants have coronavirus after tests were carried out.

Forty people have tested positive for coronavirus at the Highlands House Cape Jewish Aged Home. Infected residents at the house were found after 500 tests were conducted, following the death of a resident earlier this month.

According to the home’s executive director, Harris Burman, speaking to Radio 786, 12 residents were found to be infected and have been isolated on the grounds, receiving all necessary services in their rooms.

The rest of the infected persons are 26 staff members who have since been isolating at home.

This week, Nazareth House, another old age home in Cape Town, confirmed 15 COVID-19 infections.

Elderly people and those with underlying conditions are the most at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

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