4th COVID Death Reported At Springfield Assisted Living Center Amid Recoveries
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Springfield Heights assisted living by Americare in Springfield TN is reporting their 4th COVID-19 related death at the facility.
The facility indicates that the fourth resident lost their battle this morning. In addition, two other residents have tested positive for the first time and are being cared for in house.
UPDATE: After receiving messages from family members of one of the decedents, Smokey Barn News reached out to Americare for clarification on the classification of a COVID-19 death. They are confirming that the most recent COVID-19 death died “with” COVID-19 not “of” COVID-19.
“The resident she speaks of was taken to the hospital with cardiac issues. That is true but because the patient was COVID-19 positive, that is how we are required to report it. Any other explanation would have to come from the health department.” Americare
Springfield Heights is currently caring for a total of 14 residents in-house and has seen some positive recovery news. Of those 14 residents, two residents have remained symptom-free for 14 days (exceeding CDC guidelines) and are considered recovered and no longer infectious.
In addition, three of the 12 COVID positive residents have received their first negative test result for the virus and are being retested today. If they again test negative, they too will be considered recovered and no longer infectious. Two residents who tested positive remain in the hospital.
One resident who had tested negative had been discharged to home and is now currently in the hospital for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. These totals (14, 4, 2 and 1) represent all residents of Springfield Heights. Among employees, one more employee has tested positive and is asymptomatic, and one employee who had tested positive before has remained symptom-free for 14 days and now exceeds CDC guidelines and is considered recovered.
All residents remain on in-room quarantine and on droplet isolation protocols. All staff continues wearing N95 masks while in the building and gloves while in resident rooms. All residents and resident family members are being kept informed of care within the facility. All local and state health departments are being kept apprised as well.
The confirmed COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 21,679 as of May 28, 2020, including 356 deaths, 1,689 hospitalizations and 14,632 recovered. (Robertson 238 recovered)
As of May 26th, Northcrest Medical Center is treating 5 positive COVID-19 patients with (5) patients waiting for test results. One patent remains on a ventilator but showed dramatic improvement over the weekend. For more detailed daily numbers click here.