Cartersville nursing facility hit hard by the coronavirus

Cartersville nursing facility hit hard by the coronavirus

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A nursing facility in the relatively small community of Cartersville, Georgia has been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Nursing facilities around the country have been ground zero for many COVID-19 deaths.  Many of the residents in these facilities fall into the most susceptible groups according to medical professionals.

Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon looked at several of the long term care facilities on Friday that have been hit hard by COVID-19.  He found at just three of the facilities in town, 36 people have died and around 170 have tested positive.

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The latest outbreak is taking place at the Cartersville nursing facility. The toll of COVID-19 on the facility can be seen in its latest numbers. There have been 14 deaths, and 39 staff members and almost all of the residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The National Guard was brought in to assist staff, and to help slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.  Many are working to try and get this situation under control. 

The Georgia Department of Health Northwest health district is also working to help slow the spread at the facility and others in the area.

Hall County Schools says it will be ready for in-person classes for back to school