JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — One long-term care facility in Jefferson County reported 85 total COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
State health leaders said there were 7 new cases among Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center's residents and 3 new cases among its staff over the past week. In total, health leaders say 51 residents and 34 staff members at the center have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Tennessee Department of Health reports 5 more residents have recovered from COVID-19 over the past week, bringing the facility's total resident recoveries to 22. However, state leaders say one more resident died due to COVID-19 in the past week. A total of six residents have died from the coronavirus at the center.
NHC HealthCare Farragut also reported a large increase in cases on Friday, per TDH. The facility is now reporting 25 residents have had COVID-19, an increase of 15 from last week. Two deaths were also reported in the last week. TDH said 22 staff members have tested positive there, and 10 of the residents have already recovered.
Signature Healthcare of Fentress County, the county's only long-term care facility reporting a cluster, reported 11 new cases among staff and residents in the last week. There are now 11 residents who have had COVID-19 and 14 staff members. No deaths have been reported to TDH.
Overall, the Tennessee Department of Health said that 412 facilities have had multiple cases. Nearly 4,000 residents have had COVID-19 and 536 of them have died, officials said. They also said that around 3,600 staff members have had the coronavirus.
They said that they are following state and federal guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.