Health officials have released new information about new coronavirus related deaths at senior citizen care facilities after resuing to share how the virus was spreading inside.
The data will help shed light on unanswered questions for families who are anxious about the safety of their loved ones, who live in nursing and assisted-living homes.
Since the pandemic began, visitors have not been allowed inside the facilities in order to slow the spread of the virus to those most at risk. This means that families have been away from their loved ones for over a month.
The new information comes after multiple media outlets filed suit under the state’s public records law to force the data’s release.
The newly released data shows that one out of every three coronavirus deaths in Florida has occurred inside 152 of the state’s long-term care facilities.
As of Friday morning’s report, the state has confirmed 1,314 deaths.
Of those, 423 were reported in senior-care facilities. The number of deaths includes both staff and residents, according to officials.
The Cove at Tavares Village- 1 resident death, 1 positive resident transferred
Greenwood Place - 1 resident death, 1 positive resident, 3 positive residents transferred, 1 positive staff
Guardian Care Nursing and Rehab Center - 1 resident death, 1 positive resident transferred
Sonata West - 1 resident death, 1 positive resident, 1 positive resident transferred, 4 positive staff
Savannah Court of Maitland - 1 resident death, 1 positive resident, 1 positive resident transferred
Palm Garden of Ocala - 1 resident death, 3 positive residents, 1 positive resident transferred, 7 positive staff
Consulate Health Care at West Altamonte - 2 resident deaths, 10 positive residents, 4 Positive residents transferred,8 positive staff
Deltona Health Care - 1 resident death, 2 positive residents transferred
The full list of care facilities can be found here.
This story will be updated.