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Six residents at Snow Hill nursing home die after COVID outbreak

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 8:05 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 4:38 PM EDT
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SNOW HILL, N.C. (WITN) - Six residents at a Snow Hill nursing home have died in the last several days after an outbreak of COVID-19.

A report by the state Department of Health and Human Services released Friday afternoon confirms the six deaths at Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A similar DHHS report on Tuesday showed no deaths at the facility.

The nursing home also saw an increase in positive cases since Tuesday. Nineteen residents and seven employees now have the virus, according to DHHS. On Tuesday, the state reported just three residents and two employees with the virus.

Greene County’s health director told WITN on Wednesday that 23 residents and five employees had tested positive at Greendale and that one resident had passed away.

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In Greene County, a nursing home has a coronavirus outbreak with one resident at the facility dying from COVID-19 complications.

The Greene County Health Department director says 23 residents and five employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Snow Hill.

According to health department leaders, Greendale Forest has an isolation unit for positive residents and “COVID-19 sister facilities” where they are sending some residents.

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