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Local nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

A resident at a Troy nursing home facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

Troy Health and Rehabilitation was notified on April 6, that a resident had tested positive, according to a statement released on Monday. The resident is receiving medical care.

Officials said in the statement that they had notified the Pike County Health Department, Houston County Health Department, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. All residents, families and staff members also were notified.

“For several weeks, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center has restricted visitation and implemented infection control protocols in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The health and safety of our residents and staff is our top priority,” the release states.

“We are asking for the understanding and patience of the families with loved ones in our care as we do our very best to ensure the well-being of our residents.”

As of 2 p.m. the Alabama Department of Public Health reports a total of 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pike County; 1,952 cases statewide; and 49 reported deaths from the disease, none in Pike County.

We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.