All residents tested in Ga. nursing homes with 50 beds or more, Kemp says
All residents of Georgia nursing homes with 25 or more beds have now been tested for COVID-19, state officials say.
This key milestone marks a 12% improvement in one week, according to the office of Gov. Brian Kemp. Additionally, staff testing in nursing homes is up 12% week-over-week, according to Kemp’s office, which announced the statistics Tuesday.
Across all long-term care facilities with 25 beds or more, 77% of residents and 57% of staff members have now been tested, both of which are up 9% in the last week.
On June 4, 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Health began reporting on residents recovered across all long-term care facilities with 25 beds or more. Its June 15 report reported 3,518 residents had recovered from COVID-19 out of 6,402 total residents who have tested positive.
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