Lynchburg Nursing Center resident tests positive for COVID-19

LYNCHBURG — According to Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis, a resident at Lynchburg Nursing Center (LNC) has tested positive for COVID-19. That will raise Moore County’s total case count to four. Due to HIPPA privacy laws, no other patient details were available.

Life Care Centers of America owns Lynchburg Nursing Center as well as 200 other skilled nursing centers across 28 states. In early March, they announced that they’d be limiting visitors significantly due to the COVID-19 situation.

LNC removed the COVID-19 positive patient and transferred them to an area hospital for advanced medical care. All staff, residents, and their families were immediately notified.

According to Mayor Lewis, should the patient return to LNC they will stay in a prepared isolation area away from other patients for at least 14 days.

Free COVID-19 testing is available weekdays at the Moore County Health Department. To make at appointment, call 931-759-4251. The state also announced this weekend’s drive thru testing locations which include the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center on Saturday and the Giles County Agripark on Sunday. For a full list of weekend testing sites, click here. •

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