FANTASTIC FALLS– The Goldstone Assisted Living facility at 5200 9th Avenue South in Great Falls said today that it was recently notified of “multiple” positive COVID-19 cases among its citizens and personnel. The news release did not indicate how numerous cases have been confirmed.On August 4th, the City-County Health Department said it had identified an outbreak of six COVID-19 cases in connection with a long-lasting care center in Cascade County, however due to privacy policies, did not release the name or place of the facility. MTN News has asked Goldstone whether it is the facility included in the August 4th announcement, however we have not yet received a response.To date, there have been 167 validated cases of COVID-19 in Cascade County; of those, 55 are currently active, 108 have actually recovered, and 4 have actually died. Among those deaths, according to the CCHD, was connected to the care facility outbreak. The CCHD stated on Wednesday that three individuals are presently hospitalized in Cascade County.Goldstone said in a press release that personnel and locals took part in Governor Steve Bullocks guard testing occasion on June 29th, and all test outcomes were unfavorable for the infection. On July 28th, a homeowner was hospitalized and checked favorable for COVID-19 the following day.Goldstone carried out quarantine steps for all staff and citizens and scheduled screening for all staff and homeowners. The screening was performed on July 30th at the Goldstone. Additional group testing happened on August 6th and 3rd, and another round of screening is set up for Thursday, August 13th. The Goldstone, which has 14 private spaces according to its site, has actually notified relative of residents about the situation and is communicating with households to answer concerns.
Assisted living center in Great Falls confirms COVID cases
GREAT FALLS– The Goldstone Assisted Living center at 5200 9th Avenue South in Great Falls stated today that it was just recently informed of “multiple” positive COVID-19 cases amongst its residents and staff. The CCHD stated on Wednesday that 3 people are presently hospitalized in Cascade County.Goldstone said in a news release that personnel and citizens participated in Governor Steve Bullocks guard screening occasion on June 29th, and all test outcomes were unfavorable for the virus. On July 28th, a citizen was hospitalized and checked positive for COVID-19 the following day.Goldstone implemented quarantine steps for all personnel and homeowners and scheduled testing for all staff and residents. Locals and staff will continue to be tested weekly going forward. Any resident or personnel with symptoms will right away be separated and tested.We are grateful for the support from the community, staff and residents households.
The press release from Goldstone also includes the following information: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Goldstone has carefully monitored and carried out guidance for long-lasting care facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have actually 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 dealing with a regional infectious disease consultant.Admittance to the Goldstone has been restricted given that early spring. Only personnel and health experts have actually been allowed to enter the building. All checking out health professionals and staff were screened upon entry– including temperature checks, being required to use masks, and hand sterilizing protocols. These safety measures continue. The source of the infection is undetermined, and the Goldstone is working with CCHD on contact tracing. Residents and staff will continue to be evaluated weekly going forward. Staff are wearing complete personal protective devices (PPE) and all residents are staying in their spaces to avoid prospective transmission. Any citizen or staff with symptoms will right away be separated and tested.We are grateful for the support from the community, staff and locals families. Securing the well-being of our residents and personnel remains our top priority. To honor the personal privacy of our residents and their households, no further remark will be released at this time. Please keep us in your prayers and do everything you can to protect the susceptible people in your life.Montana added 175 new cases to the overall on the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map on Wednesday morning. Yellowstone County reported the most brand-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 brand-new cases. The information below is from the official Montana site on August 12th: TOTAL CASES & & RECOVERIES: Montana now reports 5,268 cumulative cases statewide, with 3,598 individuals recovered.HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are presently 97 patients hospitalized, an increase of 20 from Tuesday. There have been 301 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 because the pandemic began.DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths associated to COVID-19 in Montana is now 80, a boost of 3 given that Tuesday.ACTIVE CASES: The state reports there are presently 1,590 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.TESTING: The number of tests increased by 1,624 over the previous 24-hour reporting duration, for a new cumulative state-wide total of 196,036. Numbers reported by the state each 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 examine the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any updates that are not yet consisted of in the states everyday updates.