Butts County long-term care facility sees rise in coronavirus cases, deaths

Westbury Medical Care and Rehabilitation facility in Jackson, Georgia. (FOX 5)

The Georgia Department of Community Health has released new data Friday show an alarming rise in coronavirus cases at a Butts County long-term care facility.

In a report released by the state late Friday evening, nearly 800 residents have died in long-term care facilities across the state.

The latest numbers put Westbury Medical Care and Rehabilitation in Butts County at the top with the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths.

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There have been 26 residents at the Jackson facility who have died. Six of those deaths have happened in the last week.

The report also shows 25 new confirmed cases among the residents and seven new cases among the state.

Friday’s report means Westbury Medical Care and Rehabilitation facility has now surpassed nursing home in hard-hit Albany in terms of the number of deaths.

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