JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in a community that has seen more than a dozen deaths in a nursing home last year.
We have learned that 22 people have tested positive at Jackson Manor in Anneville. More than 60 contracted COVID-19 at the facility last year and 13 have died.
The 22 cases involve 11 residents and 11 staff, but we don’t know how serious these cases are. The figures come from the Cumberland Valley District Health Department.
Signature of officials from HealthCARE, the company that owns the nursing home, these cases include both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Jackson Manor’s COVID unit closed in late spring, so officials say positive residents will be moved to the nearest Signature HealthCARE facility that has a unit. For staff who test positive, they will be quarantined for 10 days from the first sign of symptoms.
Officials say all staff and residents are screened daily and that visits are temporarily suspended and no new admissions will be allowed.
We are told this latest outbreak is of great concern after the virus first swept through the small community in 2020.
âThe main feeling right now is fear and confusion,â said Brian Murray, Jackoson County resident. âI think people don’t know where they are at. There are a lot of people who don’t know what to do. They don’t know whether or not to get the vaccine.
The Cumberland Valley District Health Department also recently reported a death in Jackson County, an 83-year-old man. Signature Health Care officials told us the death is unrelated to Jackson Manor.
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