A daily state nursing home report showed Friday that eight residents and three staff members of Comer Health and Rehabilitation have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Journal has reached out for comment about Friday's report and is awaiting a reply from the nursing home.

Friday's total is up from two on Tuesday. Comer Health's director of communications issued the following statement Tuesday.

“As of May 12, eight patients at Comer Health & Rehabilitation have been tested for COVID-19; two patients tested positive for the virus and six tested negative,” said Amy Abel, director of communications for the facility. "Three staff members at Comer have tested positive for the virus and will not be able to return to work until further notice. The center continues to follow CDC recommended guidelines for hand hygiene and environmental cleanliness to try to prevent the spread of the virus."

Reports of virus activity in nursing homes in Georgia is updated daily. To follow Comer and all other nursing home virus activity go to: http://www.comerhealth.org/upload/docs/dailyreport/covidreport.pdf

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