Death toll up to 10 from outbreak at Gallatin nursing home
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten people have now died in a coronavirus outbreak at a Tennessee nursing home where more than 100 people tested positive.
Sumner Regional Medical Center spokesman Kyle Brogdon confirmed the additional fatalities from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.
State health officials said more than 70 residents and more than 30 staffers tested positive at the facility, which was temporarily evacuated.
The state contracted out a deep cleaning of the facility and inspected it.
Residents who tested negative or tested positive and recovered have been allowed to return.
Tennessee’s confirmed cases have grown to more than 4,100, with 72 confirmed deaths.