Three more residents test positive for coronavirus at Life Care Center


HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Three additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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The Life Care Center of Hilo first reported a coronavirus cluster in its facility toward the end of September. Since then, 51 residents have tested positive as of Oct. 13.

Of those 51 residents, three have died.

In addition, 16 Life Care associates have tested positive for the virus. Twelve associates remain in isolation while four have fully recovered.

The facility says it has been testing residents and staff twice a week to better track how fast the virus is spreading.

Life Care shared that when a resident tests positive for COVID-19, they are moved to the red zone of the facility where a controlled number of staff can safely monitor their symptoms and provide around-the-clock care.

For more details, visit their website.

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