THOMASVILLE — Archbold Medical Center reported Thursday afternoon there have been 13 positive COVID-19 test results from all its facilities.

While 135 patients are awaiting results, 50 others have received negative test results, according to Archbold.

Six patients at Archbold have tested positive for COVID-19. Two other patients are recovering at home. Nineteen patents at Archbold are waiting on test results.

Archbold has received notice of five confirmed COVID-19 cases at its Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Archbold officials said they have been in contact with the Georgia Department of Public Health and are following closely their suggestions and advice on the situation. Fourteen other residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home are waiting on test results.

Archbold officials also said there have been no positive test results from its Pinetree Boulevard screening site. There have been 10 negative test results, and 98 others are waiting on test results. Those patients will be notified by their primary care provider of their results.

There are no patients waiting on test results and none with positive results at either Grady General Hospital or Brooks County Hospital. Also, there are no patients who have tested positive or who are waiting on results at either Glenn-Mor Nursing Home or Mitchell County Convalescent.

The drive-through screening site is now open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 2705-D East Pinetree Blvd. Screening are done only by a doctor’s referral. Patients will now drive through for screening behind the building, entering the screening line off Pinetree near Sonic. A clinician will approach the vehicle and perform the screening swab while the patient remains in their vehicle. 

For questions regarding the new drive-thru test collection site, call the site directly at 228-2990. 

Archbold is assembling pre-made kits with instructions for volunteers to help make procedure masks and N-95 mask covers. An in-house pattern cutting team and a community sewing team has been assembled. As more kits are created, Archbold will increase the amount of volunteers who help sew the masks. 

Archbold officials said the community has been generous with offers to help and there are more offers of help than there are opportunities to pitch in currently, though Archbold is looking for other ways people can help.


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