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Florida Health: Pinellas nursing home now has more COVID-19 deaths than any other long-term care facility in the state

Four of the Top 10 facilities are here in the Tampa Bay area.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health has started quietly releasing more specific data on COVID-19 coronavirus deaths at nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the state. 

The list includes a total number of verified deaths at each facility, including the number of seniors living at the facilities and staff members. 

Four of the Top 10 facilities with the most confirmed deaths are here in the Bay area. Just earlier this month the Florida Department of Health was reporting the top three facilities neck-and-neck with each other at 14 reported deaths. 

Now, the new numbers are in and Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation & Nursing Services (at Freedom Square) takes the top spot for reported coronavirus deaths in the sate. 

According to the statewide list, the facility has a total of 23 COVID-19 related deaths-- 24 residents and 1 staff member. 

Here is how other Bay area facilities stack up: 

(3rd) Highlands Lake Center (Polk)- 20 resident deaths

(4th) Braden River Rehabilitation Center LLC (Manatee)- 17 resident deaths and 2 staff death.

(8th) Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC- 15 resident deaths

(10th) Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center (Manatee)- 14 resident deaths

10Investigates has been closely following the pandemic and its impact on long-term care facilities for nearly a month now.

See the full list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities deaths as of May 22. 

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