Sayre Christian Village sees first COVID-19 outbreak, first death

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Sayre Christian Village says it has 67 active COVID-19 cases at its nursing home location as of Sunday.

Saturday, the facility says “this week has been a test of our strength and of our faith, our unity as a team is stronger than ever.”

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Sunday, 67 people tested positive, 48 residents and 19 staff.

Of the 62 positives reported Saturday, 44 are residents and 18 are staff members.

Sayre says there is a COVID unit to help stop the virus from spreading further.

The facility is also using negative pressure machines to increase air filtration.

Earlier this week, Sayre had its first COVID-19 related death.