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Nspire Lauderhill nursing home accused of hiding information as virus spreads

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Nspire Lauderhill nursing home accused of hiding information as virus spreads

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LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A dire situation is unfolding at a South Florida nursing home as coronavirus spreads.

Now, action is being taken there and at other facilities statewide.

More than half of the residents Nspire Lauderhill have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state.

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The Mayor of Lauderhill said the situation there is so serious, the National Guard showed up over the weekend to administer more tests and to try and stop the outbreak.

Jessica Bocanegra, whose grandmother died of the virus, said, “I was upset. I’m sad. I did not get to see her. She died alone.”

Bocanegra’s grandmother, Elsa, had dementia and lived at Nspire Lauderhill.Within one week of testing positive for COVID-19, she was dead.Bocanegra said, “I got one FaceTime call. That is when I broke down. I saw my grandmother gasping for air. She was gasping for air.”Fifty-eight of the roughly 100 residents at Nspire Lauderhill have tested positive for coronavirus according to the state.Carl Young’s grandmother is one of those residents.Young said, “You have a large number of families left in the dark. We are not provided information.”Just how many patients at Nspire Lauderhill have died?That depends on who you ask.On Friday, the state database showed just one death, but after 7News inquired with the Department of Health, it was updated to four.As of Monday morning, the Broward Medical Examiner said the total dead was now at six.Lauderhill Mayor Ken Thurston said, “As of Thursday, there were eight deaths.”Thurston said all the residents and staff at Nspire Lauderhill were tested for […]

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