Ten Nursing Homes in Tennessee Have Cases of COVID-19

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The Tennessee Department of Health is now releasing the names and locations of nursing homes with positive cases of COVID-19.

As of Saturday, 10 nursing homes across the state had at least two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases in residents or staff, the Tennessee Department of Health announced.

These facilities include the Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Nashville; the Williamsburg Villas in Knoxville; White House Assisted Living in Lafayette; Signature HealthCARE in Cookeville; the Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis;  the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Gallatin;  NHC Place in Gallatin; NHC HealthCare in Franklin; the Fountains of Franklin in Franklin; and NHC Place at Cool Springs in Franklin.

NHC stands for the National HealthCare Corporation, which runs 24 assisted living communities across the state, three of which have positive COVID-19 cases.

The Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing has seen the largest coronavirus outbreak of any Tennessee nursing home. More than 100 residents and staff of the Sumner County facility tested positive for the virus, accounting for nearly a quarter of the county’s total caseload.

Behind Shelby County and Davidson County, Sumner County has the third most confirmed cases in the state with 435 positive patients. Sumner County has had 22 COVID-19 deaths, the most of any county in the state.

The 81-plus age-range has experienced the most deaths from the virus in Tennessee with 32 fatalities. That figure amounts to 32 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the state. The 71-80 age-range has seen 25 deaths while the 61-70 group has had 27. Combined, these three age groups account for 84 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee.

However, the average age of COVID-19 patients as of Saturday was 46, but only eight people between the ages of zero and 50 have died in Tennessee as a result of the virus.

Tennessee now has 5,114 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 101 deaths. The state has tested a total of 66,828 individuals for the virus.

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].







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