FANTASTIC FALLS– The Goldstone Assisted Living center at 5200 9th Avenue South in Great Falls said today that it was recently notified of “numerous” positive COVID-19 cases among its locals and personnel. The news release did not show how lots of cases have actually been confirmed.
On August 4th, the City-County Health Department stated it had determined a break out of 6 COVID-19 cases in connection with a long-term care center in Cascade County, but due to privacy policies, did not release the name or area of the facility. MTN News has asked Goldstone whether it is the center associated with the August 4th statement, but we have actually not yet gotten an action.
To date, there have been 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cascade County; of those, 55 are currently active, 108 have recovered, and four have actually passed away. One of those deaths, according to the CCHD, was connected to the care facility outbreak. The CCHD stated on Wednesday that 3 individuals are presently hospitalized in Cascade County.
Goldstone said in a news release that staff and citizens took part in Governor Steve Bullocks guard testing event on June 29th, and all test results were negative for the infection. On July 28th, a citizen was hospitalized and evaluated favorable for COVID-19 the following day.
Goldstone executed quarantine steps for all staff and homeowners and set up screening for all personnel and citizens. The screening was performed on July 30th at the Goldstone. Extra group testing occurred on August 6th and 3rd, and another round of screening is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
The Goldstone, which has 14 private rooms according to its site, has actually notified member of the family of citizens about the situation and is interacting with families to answer questions.
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The news release from Goldstone also includes the following info:
Given that the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Goldstone has actually carefully monitored and executed assistance for long-lasting care facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have been in routine contact with the Montana State Department of Public Health & & Human Services (DPHHS) Communicable Disease Program and the City-County Health Department, and are working with a local transmittable illness specialist.
Locals and staff will continue to be checked weekly going forward. Staff are wearing complete personal protective devices (PPE) and all residents are staying in their spaces to avoid possible transmission. Any homeowner or personnel with signs will right away be separated and tested.
We are grateful for the support from the community, personnel and residents families. Protecting the well-being of our citizens and staff remains our top concern.
To date, there have actually been 167 verified cases of COVID-19 in Cascade County; of those, 55 are presently active, 108 have recovered, and four have died. Goldstone implemented quarantine procedures for all personnel and locals and arranged screening for all staff and citizens. Montana included 175 brand-new cases to the overall on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Wednesday morning. Yellowstone County reported the most new cases with 75, followed by Rosebud County with 24. Huge Horn County reported 16 brand-new cases, Phillips County reported 15, and Gallatin County reported 12 new cases.
OVERALL CASES & & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 5,268 cumulative cases statewide, with 3,598 people recuperated.
DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths associated to COVID-19 in Montana is now 80, an increase of 3 considering that Tuesday.
Montana added 175 new cases to the overall on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Wednesday morning. Big Horn County reported 16 brand-new cases, Phillips County reported 15, and Gallatin County reported 12 new cases.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are presently 97 clients hospitalized, an increase of 20 from Tuesday. There have actually been 301 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Numbers reported by the state every day sometimes differ from those reported by county public health departments due to regular lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official site and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any updates that are not yet consisted of in the states daily updates.
TESTING: The variety of tests increased by 1,624 over the previous 24-hour reporting period, for a brand-new cumulative state-wide total of 196,036.
ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are presently 1,590 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.