JACKSON, Ga. - A long-term care facility in Butts County is in the midst of a coronavirus crisis, according to new numbers from Georgia health officials.
The Georgia Department of Community Health has confirmed with FOX 5 that 18 residents have died from COVID-19 at Westbury Medical Care and Rehab.
Out of the 142 residents at the facility, 102 have tested positive. That's over 70% of residents.
Officials say 23 staff members also have a confirmed case of coronavirus.
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (NIAID-RML)
The long-term care facility is located in Jackson.
As of this week, 3,457 residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes and 1,658 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
Over 500 residents have died from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.
Westbury Medical Care and Rehab has the third-highest number of confirmed cases at a Georgia long-term care facility, following Fulton County's Legacy Transitional Care & Rehabilitation and Pruitt Health - Palmyra in Albany, Georgia.
As of Saturday morning, Butts County has 153 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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