Life Care Center of Hilo reports two deaths, eight new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 6


HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Life Care Center of Hilo continues to see more coronavirus cases.

In their Tuesday, Oct. 6, update, nursing home officials said that eight more residents tested positive for COVID-19. They also reported that an additional resident died bringing the death toll to two.

This brings the nursing home total to 31 resident COVID cases. Twenty four of the active resident cases are at the facility and four are receiving proactive treatment at Hilo Medical. One resident is receiving care at another facility.

As for employees, there were no new cases were reported on Tuesday They did add, however, that four associates recovered from the virus.

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The nursing home said that all of their residents are now in their red COVID-19 unit. They are receiving care and treatment, officials assured. All staff and residents will be tested twice a week until further notification.

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