Phoebe Sumter Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing information

Published 5:10 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

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As of Monday March 16th  Phoebe Sumter Medical Center is reporting they have performed 21 tests for COVID-19 with 0 results as of now.

Of those tested, 5 are inpatient awaiting their results, 1 patient was transferred, 15 are well enough to wait for their results at home.

We encourage everyone to listen to authorities concerning precautions in social situations.  Keep a 6 foot distance between yourself and others.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends  citizens should refrain from attending large social gatherings .  Wash your hands regularly.

If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and contact your physician. Americus Times-Recorder will keep you updated as more information becomes available.