Employee tests positive for coronavirus at Atria Willow Wood
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An Atria Willow Wood employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Atria has already had 19 residents who tested positive with coronavirus and six residents die due to complications of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. The 77-year-old retired travel agent and magician was the first Atria Willow Wood resident to die of the illness. Since then, five more Atria Willow Wood residents have died of COVID-19. 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.
Widow of Willow Wood resident who died from COVID-19 tests positive
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Sheila Curren’s husband Richard died Tuesday, March 17, from bacterial pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19. Now, the widow has tested positive for the coronavirus. The two lived together at the Atria Willow Wood assisted living facility until Richard, 77, suddenly fell ill and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital. Their son Erik Curren told Local 10 he wasn’t entirely surprised his mother tested positive. As of Saturday, Atria Willow Wood reported 19 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, six residents from the facility have died from the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.