1 new Covid fatality in Fayette long-term care facility


Dec. 4 report shows 20 residents testing positive, as well as 4 new staff cases —

The Dec. 4 report by Ga. Department of Community Health (DCH) on Covid-19 cases in Fayette County long-term care facilities showed 20 new residents testing positive for the virus, one new resident death and four new staff cases.

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 Dec. 4 report now shows 10 Fayette County facilities with a total of 128 residents testing positive since the pandemic began, along with 22 resident deaths, 84 staff testing positive and 31 residents having recovered.

The Dec. 4 report showed eight new resident cases of the virus and one new staff case at Azalea Estates of Fayetteville: one new staff case at Heartis Fayetteville; 10 new resident cases, one new resident death and one new staff case at Heritage of Peachtree in Peachtree City; and two new resident cases and one new staff case at Somerby Peachtree City.

Covid-19 cases in long-term care facilities across Georgia in the Dec. 4 report showed the virus in 666 facilities. Of those, there were 17,844 residents testing positive, 2,948 resident deaths, 9,779 staff testing positive and another increase to 13,308 residents recovered.

As of Dec. 4, and across all population demographics, Georgia has seen 438,300 confirmed Covid-19-positive cases and 8,922 deaths.

Statewide, resident deaths in long-term care facilities decreased slightly to 33 percent of all confirmed Covid-19 deaths, but down significantly from 46.2 percent on July 21.

While it should be noted that many of the numbers below have not changed in weeks, the DCH data pertaining to Fayette County for Dec. 4, and reflecting total numbers since the pandemic began, showed:

• Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City has 100 residents, with 20 residents testing positive, three resident deaths, 15 staff testing positive and 17 residents recovered.

• Arbor Terrace in Peachtree City has 52 residents, with four residents testing positive, nine staff testing positive and three residents recovered.

• Ashley Glen Senior Living and Memory Care in Peachtree City has 57 residents, with three residents and four staff testing positive, and two residents recovered.

• Azalea Estates of Fayetteville has 83 residents, with eight residents positive and two 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 (not listed since the Sept. 18 report) had 28 residents, with three residents testing positive, two resident deaths and one staff recovered.

• Heartis Fayetteville has 83 residents, with 13 residents testing positive, four resident deaths, 13 staff testing positive and seven residents recovered.

• Heritage of Peachtree in Peachtree City has 36 residents, with 17 residents testing positive, two resident death and nine staff testing positive.

• Hope Center Memory Care in Fayetteville, has 54 residents, with seven residents testing positive and six staff testing positive.

• Somerby Peachtree City has 90 residents, with seven residents positive and 11 staff testing positive.