COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has reported its first COVID-19 related death. The death occurred in an elderly patient from Nashville with multiple comorbidities. The patient passed on Friday evening.
“We want to express our sincere condolences to the family of this patient,” states Paul Korth, CRMC CEO. “We also want to remind the community that now is not the time to let your guard down. Everyone still needs to be taking precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.”
Currently CRMC has five COVID-19 positive inpatients and has treated a total of 31 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
To protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, practice good hand hygiene by washing hands often and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer of at least 60% when soap and water are not available. Keep at least a six-foot distance from others in public, avoid large gatherings, and wear a facemask to protect others in case you have the virus and are asymptomatic.
“None of us want to unknowingly spread the virus to others, especially those that are high risk and immunocompromised,” added Korth. “Follow these guidelines for yourself and for the safety others.”