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Visitation restricted at MS Care Center of Raleigh, Liberty Community Living Center

Mississippi nursing home residents test positive for COVID-19

Visitation restricted at MS Care Center of Raleigh, Liberty Community Living Center

Mississippi nursing home residents test positive for COVID-19

Visitation restricted at MS Care Center of Raleigh, Liberty Community Living Center

Several residents of a Smith County nursing home have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to officials at the facility.Cleta Mullins, administrator for MS Care Center of Raleigh, posted a notice on Facebook Tuesday confirming the positive tests.“Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within our facility, including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps,” Mullins said in the post. “We are not permitting visitors per the direction of the local health department.”Mullins said family members may call the center to receive updates on their loved ones. Visitation has been restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The families of those who tested positive for the virus will be contacted, Mullins said.In Amite County, a resident at Liberty Community Living Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to facility officials.”The patient is isolated from the general population. Full measures are being taken to prevent and protect our team members and patients,” said Liberty Community Living Center officials in a statement.A number of nursing home residents have tested positive in Lauderdale County, where Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a shelter-in-place order.More than 900 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mississippi, according to state health officials.

RALEIGH, Miss. —

Several residents of a Smith County nursing home have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to officials at the facility.

Cleta Mullins, administrator for MS Care Center of Raleigh, posted a notice on Facebook Tuesday confirming the positive tests.

“Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within our facility, including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps,” Mullins said in the post. “We are not permitting visitors per the direction of the local health department.”

Mullins said family members may call the center to receive updates on their loved ones. Visitation has been restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The families of those who tested positive for the virus will be contacted, Mullins said.

In Amite County, a resident at Liberty Community Living Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to facility officials.

“The patient is isolated from the general population. Full measures are being taken to prevent and protect our team members and patients,” said Liberty Community Living Center officials in a statement.

A number of nursing home residents have tested positive in Lauderdale County, where Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a shelter-in-place order.

More than 900 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mississippi, according to state health officials.

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