More LTC facilities reporting fewer COVID-19 cases in residents, staff
JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - While more long-term care facilities are reporting cases of COVID-19, overall, the number of reported cases has still gone down from the previous week.
Sixteen LTC facilities reported cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff this week in the six southernmost counties.
LTC facilities in South Mississippi reported 156 cases in staff members, 209 cases in residents and 26 resident deaths related to COVID-19.
|Facility Name||County||Facility Type||Staff Cases||Resident Cases||Resident Deaths|
|George Regional Health & Rehabilitation Center||George||Nursing Home||6||0||0|
|Glen Oaks Nursing Center||George||Nursing Home||22||32||6|
|Bay Cove Assisted Living||Harrison||Personal Care Home||7||3||0|
|Dixie White Houe Health & Rehabilitation Center||Harrison||Nursing Home||18||31||4|
|Driftwood Nursing Center||Harrison||Nursing Home||48||87||10|
|Greenbriar Nursing Center||Harrison||Nursing Home||6||2||0|
|Lakeview Nursing Center||Harrison||Nursing Home||23||42||5|
|Seashore Highlands||Harrison||Personal Care Home||0||1||0|
|Plaza Community Living Center||Jackson||Nursing Home||4||2||0|
|Singing River Health & Rehabilitation Center||Jackson||Nursing Home||2||0||0|
|Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility||Jackson||Nursing Home||3||0||0|
|Sunplex Subacute Center||Jackson||Nursing Home||3||1||0|
|Bedford Care Center of Picayune||Pearl River||Nursing Home||2||0||0|
|Pearl River County Nursing Home||Pearl River||Nursing Home||3||0||0|
|Picayune Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center||Pearl River||Nursing Home||3||8||1|
|Memorial Stone County Nursing & Rehabilitation||Stone||Nursing Home||6||0||0|
The Mississippi State Department of Health defines an outbreak as a single confirmed COVID-19 infection in an LTC resident or more than one COVID-19 infection in employees or staff in a 14-day period.
One case of COVID-19 in an employee of an LTC facility will still prompt an investigation by MSDH.
The names of the facilities where outbreaks have been reported had previously been withheld, citing patient privacy.
[ TABLE: An in-depth look at the number of cases in long-term care facilities ]
A Hinds County Chancery Court ruling said the names of facilities with outbreaks of COVID-19 should be disclosed out of public interest, and the court agreed. A further recommendation from the state attorney general backed up the decision.
While the names of the specific facilities were released, the names of individual patients will still not be public, nor will how many cases each facility has reported.
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