State deaths top 2,000. One new death in Gordon. Positive cases in Northwest Georgia up to 1,034 with 72 deaths.

State deaths top 2,000. One new death in Gordon. Positive cases in Northwest Georgia up to 1,034 with 72 deaths.

Statewide deaths have now topped 2,000. As of Saturday morning, the count was 2,003. Locally, one more additional death has been reported for Gordon County. The death toll in Northwest Georgia stands as 72 with 1,038 cases.

Hospital reports: Friday

  • Floyd: 2 patients testing positive; none awaiting tests.
  • Redmond: No patients testing positive or awaiting results.
  • Cartersville Medical: 1 patient testing positive; 5 awaiting test results (Wednesday update).

Free COVID-19 testing now available to all:  For safety and as a courtesy to others, please call one of the following numbers from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to schedule a test time: 706-802-5329 / 706-802-5885 / 706-802-5886 / 706-802-5888. 

  • Floyd County, West Rome Baptist Church, 914 Shorter Ave NW.
  • Bartow County, the Clarence Brown Conference Center, 5450 GA-20, Cartersville.
  • Polk County: The Health Department, 125 E. Ware St., Cedartown. Call 770-749-2270.

Saturday morning:

  • State:  Deaths at 2,003. Positive cases: 46,286.
  • Region: 72 deaths, 1,038 positive tests.
  • Latest updates: Georgia report.  / Long-term care report is here.

FLOYD COUNTY

  • Deaths: 15. (per the state; the coroner’s office says 20 have died of coronavirus since March when the count started; several patients — say in nursing homes — will be “counted” in their home counties and not Floyd).
  • Positive tests:  260.
  • Hospitalizations: 43.

Long-term care facilities: (through May 29; increases in bold)

  • Rome Health and Rehabilitation, 25 resident cases, 5 fatalities, 36 staff cases.
  • Chulio Hills Health and Rehabilitation, 2 residents, 1 fatality, 6 staff cases.
  • Evergreen Health, 2 staff cases.
  • Seven Hills Place, 1 staff case.
  • Pruitt Health, Three Mile, 1 staff case.
  • Fifth Avenue Health, 6 patients, 6 staff.
  • Winthrop Health, 1 staff.

BARTOW COUNTY

  • Deaths: 38.
  • Positive tests:  478.
  • Hospitalizations: 135.

Long-term care facilities:

  • Maple Ridge Health Care, 26 resident cases, 9 fatalities and 6 staff cases.
  • Townsend Park Health Care, 55 resident cases, 12 fatalities and 17 staff cases.
  • Tranquility at Cartersville, 2 resident cases.
  • Highlands Senior Living, 1 resident case, 1 death, 1 staff.
  • Fountains in Cartersville, 3 patients, 2 staff.
  • Cartersville Center for Nursing and Healing, 2 staff.

GORDON COUNTY

  • Deaths:  16.
  • Positive tests: 158.
  • Hospitalizations: 33.

Long-term care facilities:

  • Calhoun Health Care Center, 53 resident cases, 11 deaths and 16 staff cases.

POLK COUNTY

  • Deaths: 1
  • Positive tests: 118.
  • Hospitalizations: 13.

Long-term care facilities:

  • Rockmart Health: 1 resident.

CHATTOOGA COUNTY

  • Deaths: 2.
  • Positive tests: 24
  • Hospitalizations: 3.

NATIONAL, WORLD UPDATES, 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • United States: 1.79 million cases with 104,550 deaths and 519,611 recovered. Total tested: 16.3 million. Click for state-by-state breakdown.
  • Worldwide: 5.95 million cases with 365,437 deaths. Recovered: 2.52 million. Sources: Worldometers, Johns Hopkins.

ABOUT OUR SOURCES:

Information for this page comes from Tim Herrington, Floyd County Emergency Management director; the Bartow County COVID-19 team; Calhoun-Gordon County task force; the Georgia Department of Public Health; and the state Department of Community Affairs.

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