COVID-19: Park Place 1, Gwinnett County 1, Georgia 40 deaths reported in last 24 hours

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, Walton County reported a total of 12 deaths with 246 cases of COVID-19. That is no more deaths, four more cases and 10 more hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 information in this report is a snapshot of the situation at this time.

Walton County

  • Cases – 246
  • Cases per 100,000 – 256.8
  • Total deaths – 12
  • Hospitalized –  46

Walton County Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (cumulative) *

  • Park Place, Monroe – 79 confirmed resident cases, 26 confirmed staff cases, 11 deaths reported
  • The Retreat at Loganville Pearl Memory Care Building –  13 confirmed resident cases, four deaths
  • The Retreat at Loganville: one confirmed resident case, no staff cases, no deaths

Gwinnett County

  • Cases – 3,619 3,480   –  that’s 69 new cases reported in the past 24 hours
  • Cases per 100,000 – 372.6
  • Total deaths – 127 – that’s one more death reported in the past 24 hours
  • Hospitalized – 610 – That is 15 more hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours

Georgia

  • Confirmed cases – 45,266 – that is 628 more cases reported in the last 24 hours
  • ICU admissions –1,778  – that’s 25 more reported in the past 24 hours
  • Hospitalizations –7,829  – That’s 84 more hospitalizations reported in the past 24 hours
  • Total deaths – 1,973  – That is 40 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
  • Total tests – 523,359 – That’s 4,768 more tests in the last 24 hours. These tests include 78,173 serology (antibody) tests reported to the DPH.

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Park Place Nursing Home is reporting 79 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 68 of them considered active cases, with 1 resident recovered, 11 resident deaths and 26 staff members testing positive with 1 considered recovered. There are 85 residents and 75 staff members who are testing negative.
Nursing homes across the country have a higher incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Ken Murry, Jr. administrator of Park Place, noted in an earlier story that some of the residents who passed away with COVID-19 were actually hospice patients who were already on an end-of-life path. The nursing home is one of the facilities in Georgia that is in line to receive a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment for its staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Park Place is a skilled nursing facility with many of its residents already dealing with health issues. Along with most nursing homes or assisted living facilities, Park Place stopped allowing visitors on March 14 and is treating anyone with COVID-19 in a separate facility. The Pearl Memory Care Center at the Retreat in Loganville lost four residents to COVID-19 early on and 13 residents test positive but have not had any cases reported since then. The Retreat at Loganville senior living building had one staff member test positive for COVID-19 and it too has not had any cases reported since then.

On March 14, both facilities stopped allowing visitors. Murray said Park Place began isolating patients who tested positive in a separate unit and followed all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

 

 

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