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Thomson-Hood has no new COVID cases

After a deadly COVID outbreak at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center infected one in five of its residents, there have been no new cases involving residents there for about 30 days.

Executive Director Mark Bowman said Tuesday it appears that the long-term care facility in Wilmore is “in the recovery phase.”

The nursing home managed to keep out the coronavirus for the first several months of the pandemic, but in October, two employees in the Washington wing tested positive for the virus, and soon residents started testing positive. At first, most were not seriously ill, but within days, residents started dying.

According to the state Department for Public Health’s website, kycovid19.ky.gov, as of Dec. 14, 29 residents had died from COVID-19, and 88 had been infected since March 7. Among employees, 78 have tested positive and all but five of them have recovered. There were two new cases involving staff on Monday and none involving residents.

The daily report shows that four residents of another nursing home in Jessamine County, Nicholasville Nursing and Rehabilitation, have also died, and 54 of its residents and 29 of its staff have tested positive since March. The report says there are 12 active cases involving staff and 10 involving residents.

At Bridgepointe @ Ashgrove Woods, two residents and six employees have tested positive since March and two employees have active infections. None have died at that facility.

About Randy Patrick

Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes The Jessamine Journal. He may be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at randy.patrick@bluegrassnewsmedia.com.

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