Second Guilford County Nursing Home Reports COVID-19 Outbreak

Second Guilford County Nursing Home Reports COVID-19 Outbreak

10:12am Apr 23, 2020
A health worker takes a sample for a PCR test for the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A second nursing home has been added to the list of Guilford County facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks.

State officials say Clapp’s Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden has reported 21 residents and 12 employees testing positive for the coronavirus.

Facility administrators told the News & Record that almost 160 residents and staff members were tested after one person was hospitalized Friday for an unrelated illness. A routine COVID-19 test came back positive for that resident.

Administrators Danielle and Grant Hollowell said the high number of positive results was due to blanket testing of everyone associated with the center, rather than selective testing of only those showing symptoms.

The Hollowells said none of the residents or employees have been hospitalized so far as a result of the virus, and many are not showing any symptoms.

Camden Health and Rehabilitation in Greensboro is also on the state Department of Health and Human Services’ list of facilities experiencing outbreaks, which are defined as situations where at least two people in communal living facilities test positive for the disease.

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