Another employee tests positive for COVID at Hilo nursing home


HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — The outbreak at the Life Care Center in Hilo has grown by one after another an additional employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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As of Oct. 1, a total of 12 residents and six employees have tested positive. Three residents are currently receiving treatment at Hilo Medical Center, and at one resident has made a full recovery.

Staff and residents will be tested twice a week until further notice.

The facility also received seven additional iPads and will resume video chats for residents and their families soon.

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