One In Three At Loganville Care Home Positive For Coronavirus

Jim Massara

LOGANVILLE, GA —One in three residents of a Loganville personal-care home are infected with the coronavirus, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Health.

Nine of 26 residents at The Pearl of Loganville have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Three residents have died.

Nearby, another Loganville home also on Tommy Lee Fuller Drive fared considerably better: Only one of the 57 residents at The Retreat of Loganville has tested positive for COVID-19, and none have died.

Both assisted living homes are in Walton County.

The two personal-care homes in Grayson are doing relatively well:

  • Dogwood Forrest of Grayson has only four of its 100 residents testing positive for COVID-19, with one employee testing positive. Two residents have died of the coronavirus.
  • Benton House of Grayson shows no infections and no deaths among its 58 residents, with only one employee testing positive.

Gwinnett County overall tallied 28 deaths caused by COVID-19 in nursing homes or personal-care homes. Among 1,383 residents at 20 Gwinnett facilities, 164 — about 12 percent — have tested positive, while 79 facility employees have tested positive. Hardest hit were PruittHealth-Lilburn, where 46 of 106 residents tested positive and three residents have died; and Life Care Center of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, where 29 of 75 residents tested positive and seven residents have died.

Statewide, the Georgia Department of Health reports 464 deaths from COVID-19 in the 317 nursing and personal-care homes listed. Overall, 3,152 residents — about 12 percent — have tested positive among 25,245 residents total, while 1,568 residence employees also have tested positive. The report includes COVID-19 activity for all licensed nursing homes, all licensed assisted living communities, and licensed personal care homes of 25 beds or more.

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This article originally appeared on the Loganville-Grayson Patch