By Charles Elmore 
Florida officials have identified COVID-19 cases among residents or staff at 37 long-term care facilities in Palm Beach County, with more than half of the sites located in or near Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lantana.
One person exposed to the coronavirus has recovered at Abbey Delray Health Center, that facility reported, but the list released by the Florida Department of Health on April 18 apparently does not include a case that Harbour's Edge in Delray Beach disclosed on its website. A 37th site was added April 19.
"We learned Thursday that one of our residents has tested positive for COVID-19," Harbour's Edge posted on the web. "This residential living resident is quarantined in their home and is under the care of medical professionals. One additional residential living resident who had prolonged contact with the individual who tested positive is also self-quarantining and will be tested for the virus."
The statement said Harbour's Edge management was "committed to being open and transparent, while respecting the privacy of those involved, as we deal with this unprecedented situation."
Amanda L. Davis, marketing and communications director for parent company Lifespace Inc., said, "As we have updates to share, we will share."
Elsewhere in the area, another website posting brought "an encouraging update on the one COVID-19 case within our Abbey Delray community. Our residential living resident who tested positive has fully recovered and has been cleared by the health department. In addition, we have had no additional positive cases of the virus in our community."
Statewide, officials have found 307 long-term care facilities with positive cases of COVID-19. The state's list does not say how many cases have been confirmed at each facility, nor does it say where deaths have occurred.
As of April 19, state officials reported 1,825 cases and 179 deaths in long-term care facilities across Florida. That included 146 cases and 24 deaths in Palm Beach County.
Overall, there were 2,170 known cases in Palm Beach County as of April 19, with all but 53 of those Florida residents. Among resident cases, 16 percent have resulted in hospitalization and about 6 percent in death, according to state records.
 
Palm Beach County cases 
The Florida Department of Health identified long-term care facilities where a resident or staff member tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 as of April 18, 2020:
Boca Raton and west Boca
Brighton Gardens of Boca Raton 
Encore at Boca Raton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 
Heartland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center of Boca Raton 
Meridian at Boca Raton *
Regents Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 
Sonata Boca Raton 
Stratford Court of Boca Raton 
Delray Beach and west Delray
Abbey Delray Health Center 
Manorcare Health Services -- Delray Beach 
Sonata Delray Beach 
Lantana and west Lantana
The Carlisle Palm Beach 
Vi at Lakeside Village Independent Living 
Boynton Beach and west Boynton
Allegro  
Barrington Terrace at Boynton Beach 
Boulevard Rehabilitation Center 
Boynton Beach Rehabilitation Center 
Brookdale West Boynton Beach 
Colonial Assisted Living at Boynton Beach 
Hamlin Place of Boynton Beach
Heartland Health Care Center -- Boynton Beach 
Manorcare Health Services -- Boynton Beach 
Sonata Boynton Beach 
Elsewhere in the county
1 AAA Assisted Living at Wellington 
Arbor Oaks at Greenacres
Avante at Lake Worth Inc.
Cresthaven
Fountainview 
Gardens Court 
Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center 
Morselife Health System 
North Lake Care Center 
Palm Garden of West Palm Beach 
Rehabilitation Center of the Palm Beaches 
Renaissance Health and Rehabilitation 
Terraces of Lake Worth Care Center 
The Addington at Wellington Green 
Wood Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center 
*added April 19
Source: Florida Department of Health
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