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IL: Patient at Joliet Nursing Home Dies

Bob Okon - Mar 28, 2020

The fourth person to die from coronavirus in Will County was a woman in her 90s who was a patient at Symphony Joliet nursing home. She died Friday morning at a hospital where the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made, a spokeswoman for Symphony Care Network said. Symphony did not provide details about the patient. The Will County Health Department only identified the one person reported...

PA: Gracedale Nursing Home Worker Has Coronavirus, Northampton County Says

Kurt Bresswin - Mar 28, 2020

An employee at the Northampton County-owned  Gracedale Nursing Hom e tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, county officials announced in a news release. No resident of the Upper Nazareth Township facility has tested positive, according to the release. "Gracedale is working with the PA Department of Health and following all recommended protocols," officials...

FL: ‘I’m Heartbroken for Them’: Pall Cast Over Broward Alf as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to 6

Carol Marbin Miller and Bailey Lefever - Mar 27, 2020

The death toll has doubled at a Fort Lauderdale elder care center that has become a hotspot for coronavirus infection among sometimes frail elders who are especially vulnerable to the scourge. In a March 26 letter to families of the 180 or so residents of Atria Willow Wood assisted living facility , Atria’s regional vice president, Yunia Gonzalez, confirmed that three additional...

MA: 2 Elderly Women With Coronavirus Die at Norwood Nursing Home

Asher Klein - Mar 27, 2020

Two elderly women who had COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have died at a nursing home in Norwood, Massachusetts, sources said. The deaths are among the 10 new coronavirus-related deaths announced Friday by the state's Department of Public Health, according to the sources. NBC10 Boston has reached out to the facility, Charlwell House Health &...

WA: Resident at Spring Creek Senior Living in Bellingham Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kie Releyea - Mar 27, 2020

A 96-year-old resident at Spring Creek by Bonaventure , a senior living facility, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a company representative confirmed to The Bellingham Herald on Friday, March 27. The man, who has no symptoms and is doing well, moved into Spring Creek on March 16 after being discharged from Shuksan Healthcare Center , according to Jeremiah Gray, director of...
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