SMITHFIELD – Johnston County health officials announced today a COVID-19 outbreak has been identified at Cambridge Place, a residential rehab center located in Smithfield. An outbreak in a congregate living setting is defined as two or more laboratory confirmed cases.
Officials said one resident and staff member have tested positive for coronavirus.
Congregate living guidance has been provided to the facility by the Johnston County Public Health Department, including adherence to infection prevention precautions for residents and staff and limiting opportunities for the infection to spread to others in the facility.
“The safety of all Johnston County residents is our priority. Upon notification of the initial positive case, facility management was contacted by health department staff and we informed our partners at NC DHHS,” stated Public Health Director Dr. Marilyn Pearson.
JoCoReport reached out to Cambridge Place for a comment but our calls have not been returned.
As of April 30th, Johnston County had 158 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths. The majority of the cases are women and those 65 and older. Fourteen of the patients are hospitalized.