All residents tested in Ga. nursing homes with 50 beds or more, Kemp says
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) -- 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.