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7 residents dead after COVID-19 outbreak at nursing home in Seminole

Posted at 7:45 PM, Apr 23, 2020

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Two more residents have died from a coronavirus outbreak at the Freedom Square of Seminole rehabilitation center in Pinellas County.

The latest update brings up the nursing home's total deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak to seven.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS

Last week, the nursing home said it evacuated 95 other residents out of the center. All of those patients were tested for coronavirus, Freedom Square of Seminole said. As a result of the testing, 53 patients tested negative, 36 tested positive and six were still awaiting test results.

Last week, their statement they said:

This unprecedented move is a remarkable testament to the collaborative spirit of Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services, HCA Healthcare and BayCare Health System. We appreciate the support of these partners now more than ever as we navigate the uncertain realities related to COVID-19.

Pinellas Assistant County Administrator Lourdes Benedict had previously praised the work of the local hospitals, “The collaboration and partnership of the hospitals has been outstanding," said Benedict.