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Nursing home administrator: 28 residents COVID-19 positive, most showing few symptoms

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A Putnam County nursing home says 28 of its 175 residents have tested positive for coronavirus. Sixteen staff members are also infected.

The Cookeville Herald Citizen says the positive residents have been isolated in a separate wing of the facility. An infectious disease specialist has been brought in to oversee their care.

Perhaps most disturbing, home Administrator Lee Rooney says 90 percent of the infected residents aren’t showing any symptoms beyond a low grade fever. 

Four nursing home residents at a Sumner County nursing home died this past week due to COVID-19 complications. The home was temporarily closed with some residents moved to another facility and others transfered to a local hospital.

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