LAKELAND, Fla. - Almost two weeks ago, 35 residents from Highlands Lake Center were hospitalized after either testing positive for, or showing symptoms of, COVID-19.
Friday, the Florida Department of Health's most recent reporting on nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state shows Highlands Lake Center has had a total of 84 residents and staff test positive for the disease and another 12 -- all residents -- have died.
When the center first reported problems with the spreading disease, the CEO of Lakeland Regional Health said the hospital and the facility's administration decided "immediate hospital-level intervention was necessary."
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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