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53 residents, staff at Madison nursing home test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 16:57:09-04

MADISON, Tenn. (WTVF) — A nursing home in Madison is reporting a spike in new COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.

The Creekside Center for Rehabilitation and Healing notified families on Tuesday about the outbreak. The facility said 45 residents and eight staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus. It has 127 residents, according to state records.

The facility, which is on W. Due West Avenue, said all residents and staff were tested over the weekend. Residents who tested positive are being isolated. According to the facility administrator Dwight Osteen, most of the residents are not experiencing symptoms.

Last Friday, the state health department reported the facility had just two positive cases, both being employees.

Creekside Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is owned by CareRite Corporation, which also owns the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, the Nashville Center for Rehabilitation and Healing and the Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. Each of these facilities experienced coronavirus outbreaks as well.