MUSCATINE, Iowa–The weekend of April 18, two Muscatine County residents, an older adult between the ages of 61 and 80 and an elderly adult older than 81 years died from COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Lutheran Living Senior Campus in Muscatine confirmed that one of their residents with COVID-19 died.
Executive Director at Lutheran Living, Randi Roggentien, stated: “we are heartbroken to report that one of our residents who had tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away. However, based on the information available, we are unable to conclusively say that the death was due to COVID-19, and may have been related to other underlying health conditions. Our hearts are heavy and we know the community shares our sadness in the loss of a beloved resident of Lutheran Living. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.”
Currently, Lutheran Living has an outbreak of COVID-19 with 11 positive cases at their facility. The Wilton Retirement Community also has an outbreak with 14 people affected. The Wilton Retirement declined to disclose if the other death in the county occurred in their building. Trinity Muscatine Public Health also declined to provide additional information.