State health department to release nursing home data for positive COVID-19 cases

Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Despite nursing homes and senior living facilities statewide closing off visitors due to COVID-19, cases continue to pop up, including in Knox County.

Starting Friday, the Tennessee Department of Health will start listing nursing homes that have two or more positive cases of COVID-19 on the department’s website.

The data includes both staff and patient cases.

Dr. Lisa Piercey, commissioner of TDH, said in the state’s Thursday COVID-19 briefing that the list does not infer wrong-doing by the facilities.

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