Elder care facility reports coronavirus death


SIOUX FALLS (AP) – A Sioux Falls elder care facility said on Friday that one resident has died after contracting the coronavirus.

The Prince of Peace Retirement Community, run by Avera Health, announced earlier this week that three residents had become infected. Avera said it believed an asymptomatic staff member had unknowingly brought the infection into the facility. They isolated the people who contracted the coronavirus.

The administrator of the facility, Justin Hinker, said, “We will take all precautions possible to stop the spread of this virus in our facility.”

Three people have died in the state after contracting the coronavirus.

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