(CNN)Ten children have died and 18 others have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state's Department of Health announced Thursday.
10th child dies from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
The patients are children with serious medical issues, many of whom require assistance to breathe and function, at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey.
The confirmed cases became ill between September 26 and October 30, according to the health department. The number of illnesses has risen from 18 cases, including six deaths, announced last week by the health department.
"They range in age from toddlers to young adults," New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef