Lakeland nursing facility reports 84 cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths

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.

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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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