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Patterson Healthcare Center Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The St. Mary Parish Coroner/Parish Health Officer, Dr. Eric Melancon was notified Monday morning of a COVID 19 positive patient from Patterson Healthcare. The patient was admitted to Ochsner St. Mary for an unrelated illness and tested positive at that time. Patterson Healthcare reports that no other residents have had any symptoms and that the patient was confined to their room due to bed bound status therefore did not mix with other residents. Administration at PHC has already tested the resident’s room mate and is in the process of notifying families of the situation. Staff at the facility had been using proper PPE and required to stay home if not feeling well. As of now, there are no confirmed positive employees but one was tested by a private physician after they became ill at home. More details will be released as they become available and confirmed.

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