Good Samaritan Society reports 7 COVID-19 deaths at Lennox location

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A sign thanking workers a the Good Samaritan Assisted Living complex is staked in the front yard on Friday, March 1, in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Erin Bormett / Argus Leader)

Seven residents of a senior living facility in Lennox have died from COVID-19, and five of those deaths have occurred in the past 10 days.

As of Friday afternoon, the Good Samaritan Society facility in Lennox has reported seven deaths and 14 active cases of COVID-19. Out of the active cases, nine are residents and five are staffers, said Tess Hedrick, senior media relations specialist for Sanford Health. The facility has reported 47 COVID-19 cases since March.

Todd Anderson, Good Samaritan Society Lennox administrator, said the facility is following CDC guidelines and using personal protective equipment.

“Staff members are screened daily, monitor their health and stay home if they feel sick or have symptoms,” Anderson said.

On Sept. 28, the Lennox facility was reporting 25 active cases and two deaths, Anderson said.

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The Lennox location has the most active cases out of all the Good Samaritan senior living facilities in the Sioux Falls area.

The Sioux Falls Village location on Marion Road in southwestern Sioux Falls has one active case, a resident. Since the pandemic began that location has seen 26 deaths out of 147 COVID-19 cases, Hedrick said. The Argus Leader reported 20 of those deaths occurred before May 12.

Luther Manor in Sioux Falls has no active cases and 12 total resident cases. Three residents have died. Sioux Falls Center has had three resident cases and one death, Hedrick said.

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