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6 Southeast Georgia long-term care facilities have positive COVID-19 cases

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – A nursing home in Brantley County is among six long-term care facilities that have reported COVID-19 cases in Southeast Georgia, according to data released Monday by the Georiga Department of Community Health. One resident died after testing positive, the report shows, and three staff members at the nursing home have also tested positive. Here’s a look at the other Southeast Georiga facilities that have reported positive tests:Camden CountySenior Care Center, St. Marys59 total residents1 COVID positive residentNo deathsNo COVID positive staffCharlton CountyFolkston Park Care & Rehabilitation Center, Folkston80 total residentsNo COVID positive residentsNo resident deaths1 COVID positive staffPierce CountyHarborview Pierce County, Blackshear70 total residents5 COVID positive residents1 resident death3 COVID positive staffWare CountyBaptist Village, Inc., Waycross205 total residentsNo COVID positive residentsNo resident deaths2 COVID positive staffHarborview Satilla, Waycross89 total residentsNo COVID positive residentsNo resident deaths1 COVID positive staffOver 1,900 long-term care facility residents have tested positive in Georgia and 295 have died, data shows, accounting for 37% of the total deaths reported statewide. Nearly 1,000 staff at Georgia facilities have also tested positive for COVID-19. The state said surveyors within the Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) Division of DCH have been contacting long-term care facilities for several weeks to provide monitoring and oversight support as part of the State’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.