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Coronavirus outbreak: 7 dead, 40 diagnosed at Regents Park nursing home

Regents Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
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BOCA RATON, Fla. – The deaths attributed to the coronavirus pandemic continue to increase at the Regents Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Boca Raton. The nursing home reported the largest coronavirus outbreak among long-term care facilities in Palm Beach County.

As of Saturday, the Florida Department of Health reported that in one week the facility’s deaths attributed to complications with the coronavirus disease increased from 5 to 7.

The latest Florida DOH report also shows there are 40 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease linked to 16 employees and 24 residents of the 180-bed facility at 6363 Verde Trail.

About 50% of the deaths at long-term care facilities in Florida continue to be in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Officials have attributed 94 deaths to coronavirus outbreaks at 31 long-term care facilities in Palm Beach. On Saturday, the deaths represented about 35% of all of the confirmed coronavirus deaths in Palm Beach County.


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