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20 COVID-19 deaths at Grand Island nursing home

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 19:20:27-04

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — Emerald Nursing and Rehabilitation Lakeview, a long-term care facility in Grand Island, reported that 20 of its residents died of COVID-19.

The facility also reported 46 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

A spokesperson for Emerald Lakeview confirmed this, but said it's been several weeks since the facility became coronavirus-free. He said that's because they followed all guidelines from local, state and federal agencies.

The 20 COVID-19 deaths might be the most of any long-term care facility in Nebraska.

KMTV learned of the cases in data on COVID-19 provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.