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Resident at Summit County retirement community tests positive for COVID-19

The resident has now been transferred to a local hospital for treatment and care.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A resident at a retirement in community in Summit County has tested positive for coronavirus ( COVID-19). 

The patient was occupying a private room at Ohio Living Rockynol when they were diagnosed with the disease. The resident has now been transferred to a local hospital for treatment and care.

We have been, and will continue to be, vigilant with infection control protective measures for all residents, patients and employees in order to protect our campus," the facility said in a statement Sunday. 

Read the full statement from Ohio Living Rockynol below:

We are saddened to share that an Ohio Living Rockynol resident, who was occupying a private room while at the campus for a short-term stay, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been transferred to a local hospital for treatment. Effective March 10 we began to limit visitation on campus, and we have proactively implemented all CDC precautions and guidelines for containment while working under the direction of the Ohio Department of Health. We have been, and will continue to be, vigilant with infection control protective measures for all residents, patients and employees in order to protect our campus. Our community is like family, and we all share concern about each other during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with the affected resident and their family 

As of Sunday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Health has confirmed that there are now 351 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the state as of Sunday afternoon. Of those cases, 83 have required hospitalizations. The number of deaths remains at three.   

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