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A Camden nursing home has seen a positive case of COVID-19, according to officials from Silver Oaks Health and Rehab.

“Silver Oaks has steadfastly followed CMS and Arkansas Department of Health guidance regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, the facility has identified a positive COVID19 test result within our facility. Our facility has provided prompt notice to its residents and their families, as well as the facility employees,” Silver Oaks Administrator Kathy Langley said, ” The situation with regard to the positive case will be monitored constantly and the facility will continue to work closely with the Arkansas Department of Health to take necessary actions and make every effort to further limit the spread of the disease. Silver Oaks, as it always has, will not waiver in its commitment to providing superior care for those ill from this or any other diagnosis as we put our patients well-being first among all of our priorities.”

In Governor Asa Hutchinson’s daily press briefing Dr. Nate Smith, Director of the Arkansas Department of Health said ADH was aware of 50 Arkansas nursing homes with positive cases. Dr. Smith noted there were 299 cases among residents.

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