State keeping an eye on long-term care facilities in Fayette, Coweta, across Georgia

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The Ga. Department of Public Health (DPH) on April 10 reported that 80 long-term care facilities in the state have reported one or more cases of COVID-19, up from 47 facilities a week earlier. As was the case a week ago, there are two facilities in Fayette County where COVID-19 has occurred with at least one employee or resident affected.

One of those is Heartis Fayetteville with three cases, and the other is the Gardens of Fayetteville with one case, the April 10 DPH report said.

Next door in Coweta County, Avalon Health and Rehabilitation has two cases.

Across Georgia, the hardest hit by far has been Pruitt Health Palmyra in Dougherty County, with 62 cases at its Albany facility.

Northwest of Dougherty County in Cuthbert, the Joe-Anne Burgin facility in Randolph County has 47 cases.

South of Albany in Mitchell County, the Pelham Parkway facility in Pelham has 24 cases.

Though most long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 have cases in the single-digits, there are a five facilities in Terrell, Floyd, Carroll and Fulton counties that have 10-20 cases each, the DPH report said.

DPH announced last week that a list of long-term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 would be released every Friday.