Resident of Hollywood assisted living facility dies of new coronavirus

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A resident of the Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died, the facility confirmed.

According to an email sent to residents, relatives notified the facility that the patient, who was hospitalized on March 24, died on Wednesday.

“This resident had lived with us since 2013 and was very dear to us,” the email read.

“Our hearts go out to the resident’s family and friends during this difficult time, and we are committed to helping members of our community heal from this tragic loss. The safety and well-being of all our residents remains our top priority at Premier Residences,” a community spokesperson told Local 10 News in a statement. “We continue to work closely with local health officials and are not aware of any other member of our community exhibiting symptoms or testing positive at this time.”

Another resident and employee at the facility have also recently tested positive for the virus.

According to another letter sent this week to residents, 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.

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.”

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