Fayette long-term care facilities winning Covid-19 battle

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The Sept. 1 report by Ga. Department of Community Health (DCH) on cases of Covid-19 in Fayette County long-term care facilities showed no new cases of the virus in residents or staff and no new deaths.

The number of deaths in long-term care facilities across the state as a percentage of total Covid-19 deaths continues to decline, now at 39.9 percent and representing the first time the numbers have dipped below 40 percent.

DCH since the initial days of the pandemic has tracked facilities statewide with one or more cases among residents and staff and the number of resident deaths and recoveries.

The Sept. 1 report again showed eight Fayette County facilities with a total of 87 residents testing positive since the pandemic began, along with 20 resident deaths, 47 staff testing positive and 31 residents having recovered.

Covid-19 cases in long-term care facilities across Georgia in the Sept. 1 report showed the virus present in 640 facilities. Of those, there were 13,100 residents testing positive, 2,288 resident deaths, 6,786 staff testing positive and 9,149 residents recovered.

As of Sept. 1, and across all population demographics, Georgia has seen 272,697 confirmed Covid-19-positive cases and 5,733 deaths.

Statewide, resident deaths in long-term care facilities now accounts for a continued drop to 39.9 percent of all confirmed Covid-19 deaths, down from 46.2 percent on July 21.

The DCH data pertaining to Fayette County for Sept. 1, and reflecting numbers since the pandemic began, showed:

– Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City has 101 residents, with 20 residents testing positive, three resident deaths, 13 staff testing positive and 17 residents recovered.

– Arbor Terrace in Peachtree City has 52 residents, with three residents testing positive, five staff testing positive and three residents recovered.

– Ashley Glen Senior Living and Memory Care in Peachtree City has 58 residents, with three residents and three staff testing positive, and two residents recovered.

– Azalea Estates of Fayetteville has 76 residents and one staff testing positive.

– Condor Health Lafayette in Fayetteville has 107 residents, with 48 residents testing positive, 11 resident deaths and 11 staff testing positive.

– Gardens of Fayetteville has 28 residents, with three residents testing positive, two resident deaths and one resident recovered.

– Heartis Fayetteville has 89 residents, with 12 residents testing positive, four resident deaths, 10 staff testing positive and seven residents recovered.

– Hope Center Memory Care in Fayetteville (not listed since the Aug. 25 report) has 62 residents, with two staff testing positive.