Georgia Highlands Medical Services tests more than 300 patients for COVID-19

(Apr. 22) A Cumming-based health care provider has performed more than 300 tests for COVID-19 in the last month which have resulted in nearly 60 positive cases.

Officials with Georgia Highlands Medical Services — which serves insured, under-insured and uninsured patients — said as of Wednesday morning they have conducted 302 drive-thru tests, with 58 positive diagnoses and 190 negative. There are 54 cases still pending.

“We went through the process of self-quarantining staff, reconfiguring every location to focus on taking care of those who need coronavirus care and testing, as well as ensuring that we keep our well patients safe and maintain social distancing,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Swapna Madhavan in a statement. Read More»

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