Thursday, April 09, 2020

Department Of Health Daily Status Report For Thursday Does Not Reflect 10 Announced Deaths At Athens Nursing Home

***Raises Questions About Death Tally In Reports***

The Georgia Department of Public Health in its noon Daily Status Report for Thursday listed nine deaths for Clarke County despite the announcement by an Athens nursing home operator Wednesday that 10 of its residents who had “previously tested presumptive positive for COVID-19" had passed away “in the past few weeks.”

The Daily Status Report listed Clarke County as having its first COVID-19 death on March 24 (or a little more than two weeks ago), seven deaths attributable to COVID-19 on April 2, eight on April 3, and nine first on April 7.