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Another resident, employee test positive for coronavirus at Hollywood assisted living facility

Coronavirus pandemic affects Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood
Coronavirus pandemic affects Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Another resident and employee have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood in Broward County, the facility notified residents in a letter.

The facility said they immediately notified the Broward County Health Department over the weekend.

According to the letter, the resident was admitted to a hospital on Saturday where they were tested for COVID-19.

The employee was tested for the virus by her physician.

A resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 last Wednesday remains in the hospital, according to the letter.

The facility vowed to “continue working closely with local health officials in Broward County to promote a safe and healthy environment for all of our residents and team members.”

According to a report by the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 50 COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities in the state. The state agency isn’t identifying the facilities. It’s unclear how many residents at long-term care facilities in the state have died of COVID-19, but the the hardest hit has been Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale.


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