Local nursing home has dozens of COVID positive residents according to GA DHC

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APPLING, Ga (WJBF)UPDATE:

A spokesperson for Lake Crossing Health Center confirmed to WJBF that the COVID-19 infection cases at their facility as posted on the Georgia Department of Community Health’s website are up-to-date.

Since cases began showing up at the facility in the past several weeks, the facility, which had previously tested its patients several times, took the step to make sure all staff and patients were tested in light of the new cases being brought to their attention.

The members of the staff who tested positive are self-quarantining, and the facility is working with local and state health officials both to provide adequate staffing for its 75 residents, as well as relying on contract staffing to help as many of the 33 employees who tested positive are still recovering.

Most of the residents who tested positive are being treated in-house, though a few have had to be taken to local hospitals.

According to the spokesperson, the six who passed away all had underlying health issues.

Many of those who’ve tested positive, both staff and patients, are asymptomatic and that only a small number of the staff showed symptoms prior to diagnosis.

At this time, Lake Crossing Health Center’s owner has said that its highest concerns are the safety and health of its residents and employees, and they appreciate the community’s prayers during this difficult period.

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Lake Crossing Nursing Home in Appling has dozens of residents that have the coronavirus.

That facility is located at 6698 Washington Road.

According to the Georgia Department of Community Health website, out of the 75 residents, 33 have tested positive for COVID-19. Six people have died. In addition, 33 staff members also have the virus.

These numbers were released July 6, 2020.

This is a developing story.

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