STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

48 people at Russellville nursing home test positive for coronavirus

Russellville is in Franklin County, which has seen an increase in positive coronavirus cases lately.

Posted: May 14, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: May 14, 2020 3:57 PM

Almost 50 people at a Russellville nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association.

As of Thursday, 30 residents and 18 employees at Burns Nursing and Rehab have tested positive.

“The residents are receiving appropriate medical care, and the staff members are receiving appropriate medical care while not working at the facility,” Cam DeArman, the facility’s administrator, said in a prepared statement.

DeArman said residents, their families, staff members, the Franklin County Health Department and Alabama Department of Public Health have been notified about the postive cases.

Russellville is in Franklin County, which has seen an increase in positive coronavirus cases lately.

As of 3:34 p.m. Thursday, the Alabama Department of Public Health reports 280 confirmed coronavirus cases, 1,242 coronavirus tests, and 3 coronavirus deaths in Franklin County.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for more information.

Read DeArman’s full statement below:

Huntsville
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 84°
Florence
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Fayetteville
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Decatur
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Scottsboro
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events