13 Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported At Puryear Nursing Home

Puryear, Tenn.–The State of Tennessee Health Department website lists 13 positive COVID-19 cases at the nursing home in Puryear.

As we reported Friday, the administrator at The Farms in Puryear confirmed that some staff and residents had tested positive for COVID-19 but declined to say how many cases there were.

Zach Bell, administrator at The Farms at Puryear, told RadioNWTN Friday, “We do have positive cases in both staff and residents”. Earlier in the week, Henry Co. Health Department officials said they did not have that information available.

The number of confirmed positive cases at the Puryear nursing home is on the state’s listing of nursing home clusters around Tennessee.

The 13 cases listed at The Farms at Puryear account for all of the active cases in Henry County. As of Saturday, May 23, there are 29 total confirmed cases reported in Henry County, with 16 recovered, leaving a total 13 active cases.

“I can say that all of our residents who have tested positive are asymptomatic and they are doing well,” Bell said. Staff members who have tested positive are quarantined in their homes and the residents who tested positive are being isolated, he said.


In other counties in our area:

Obion County has a total of 24 cases, with 15 recovered and one death.

Carroll County has 27 total, with 22 recovered and one death.

Weakley County has 2 active cases with 26 total and 24 recovered.

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

Gibson has 61 total and 54 recovered and one death.

Dyer County has 48 total confirmed with 40 recovered.

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

The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 19,789 as of May 23, 2020, including 329 deaths, 1,573 hospitalizations and 12,745 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.