8 nuns die of COVID-19 in last week at Wisconsin convent

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 20:36:09-05

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Eight nuns living at a retirement home for sisters in suburban Milwaukee have died of COVID-19 in the last week, according to the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province. Four of those deaths happened on Monday alone. The congregation says there are other confirmed cases of the coronavirus among roughly 100 sisters living at the Notre Dame of Elm Grove. The congregation says the sisters are following recommended safety guidelines. The outbreak comes months after six nuns at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Greenfield died of the coronavirus in less than a month's time.