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TH&R patient tests negative

Nearly two weeks after reporting a positive case of COVID-19 among its residents, Troy Health and Rehabilitation has tested clear of the virus.

Warren Kelly, administrator of THR, said the resident who was confirmed positive on April 6 tested negative on April 18 and again on April 21.

“Since March 17, 2020, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center has conducted 21 total tests on residents and employees for COVID-19,” he said. “One of these tests was confirmed positive on April 6, 2020. After receiving appropriate medical care, the resident in question tested negative for COVID-19 on April 18, 2020, and April 21, 2020.”

As of Wednesday, TH&R had no positive COVID-19 cases in the facility and has no tests pending.

The facility is providing weekly updates on the COVID-19 situation at its website, troyhealthandrehab.com. A COVID-19 hotline is available at 334-672-3852 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Pike County, with no hospitalizations.

Statewide, 5,356 cases have been reported with 730 hospitalizations and 191 reported deaths. Of those statewide cases, 303 are residents in long-term care facilities and 261 are employees in long-term care facilities.

“We would like to thank the community for its outstanding support during this pandemic,” Kelly said. “We would especially like to thank the individuals and businesses that have donated supplies and meals for our team members …

“We also would like to recognize our employees as they have worked tirelessly to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our residents during this pandemic.”