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Testing for Nursing Homes Reported

Post Date:06/04/2020 2:02 PM

COVID-19 Test Results for Nursing Homes Reported

to Amarillo Public Health Department

Of 2,320 Tests, Six Percent Test Positive With 27 Percent Pending

AMARILLO –The City of Amarillo Public Health Department is reporting COVID-19 test results for nursing homes in Potter and Randall counties.

As of Wednesday (June 3), six (6) percent of individuals tested in nursing homes tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 67 percent tested negative. A total of 27 percent of tests were pending.

Residents and staff of nursing homes in Amarillo are included in the testing process. Gov. Greg Abbott required the statewide testing of nursing home staff and residents in May.

“The numbers will fluctuate as test results come in,” said Amarillo Public Health Director Casie Stoughton. “Right now, the positive rates at our nursing homes are staying relatively low, and we certainly hope these relatively low numbers will continue.”

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