5th resident of Putnam County nursing home dies while being treated for coronavirus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A fifth resident of a Putnam County nursing home has died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for the facility.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County said the resident passed away while being treated for the virus.

Earlier in the day, the facility had announced the death of a fourth resident. Three others passed away earlier in the month and one was asymptomatic.

Thirty-two residents at the facility have tested positive for the virus, along with 19 staff members, a spokesperson said.

Signature HealthCARE also operates Nashville Community Care and Rehabilitation at Bordeaux, where one resident has died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the company confirmed.

The facility revealed 21 residents and ten staff members at the Bordeaux facility have tested positive for the virus.

The staff members at both nursing homes will not return to work “without special and verified medical clearance,” Signature HealthCARE said in a statement.

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