(CBS NEWS) – Health officials say an 11th patient has died amid an outbreak of a respiratory virus at a care facility in New Jersey. The state health department on Friday confirmed that the "severely ill child" at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation had the adenovirus infection. The youth died Thursday night in a hospital, but further details about the child were not disclosed.
The department says the child was among 34 pediatric cases that have been associated with the outbreak.
Officials say the affected children became ill between Sept. 26 and Nov. 12. All of them had severely compromised immune systems due to other medical conditions. An additional positive adenovirus case was confirmed late Thursday night. One staff member was also confirmed with the virus but has since recovered.
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New Jersey Advance Media reporter Susan Livio has been investigating the outbreak and told CBS News that two staff members she spoke to expressed concern about conditions and management at the facility. The workers, who asked to remain anonymous, said the facility was understaffed to save money and that it delayed getting the sick children to a hospital.