Puryear Nursing Home Confirms Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Staff, Residents

Puryear, Tenn.–The administrator at the nursing home in Puryear has confirmed that some staff and residents have tested positive for COVID-19 but said all are being properly cared for at this point.

Zach Bell, administrator at The Farms at Puryear, told RadioNWTN, “We do have positive cases in both staff and residents” but declined to say how many of either category had tested positive due to HPPA regulations. Henry Co. Health Department officials said earlier this week they did not have that information available.

“I can say that all of our residents who have tested positive are asymptomatic and they are doing well,” he said.

Staff members who have tested positive are quarantined in their homes and the residents who tested positive are being isolated, he said.

The number of confirmed cases in Henry County has taken a spike in recent days, with the total now at 29. However, with 16 of those recovered, the number of active cases in Henry County is currently 13.

In other counties in our area:

Obion County has 6 active cases, with 21 total, 15 recovered and one death.

Carroll County has 5 active cases, with 26 total, 21 recovered and one death.

Weakley County has 3 active cases with 26 total and 23 recovered.

Stewart County has 5 active cases with 8 total and 3 recovered.

Gibson has 6 active cases with 60 total and 54 recovered and one death.

Dyer County has 46 total confirmed with 39 recovered.

Benton County has 7 total with 5 recovered and one death.

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 19,394 as of May 22, 2020, including 315 deaths, 1,560 hospitalizations and 12,566 recovered. For more information, visit www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Questions or need assistance? Call the Public Information Line at (833) 556-2476.

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