Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation COVID-19 Positive Numbers Increase; One Death Reported


The number of positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases among residents at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion has increased to five cases. In addition, the facility reports one confirmed COVID-19 related death, an 82-year-old resident. 

Testing has now been administered to a total of 36 residents, with 30 test results pending. All decisions on testing at the nursing home are made by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The nursing home has also announced they have tested all nursing home employees including Environmental Services, Dietary and Rehabilitation Departments. The number of employees testing positive for the coronavirus has increased from 10 last week to 15 total employees. All employees who tested positive are at home in isolation per the recommendations of the CDC and DPH.

As of April 20, 2020, Appling Healthcare has tested a total of 198 patients; 20 are positive, 156 are negative and 22 are pending. 

Appling Healthcare will continue to keep the community updated as information becomes available. If you have questions or concerns about any issue regarding the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion, call (912)367-9841 ext. 2410, 2402, or 1223.