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First Case of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Confirmed in Coffee County

On Saturday, Unity Medical Center in Manchester was notified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that Unity conducted testing on a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital immediately activated protocols for handling COVID-19 cases. The protocols in place allowed Unity staff to test the patient in at outside structure without entering the facility.
After speaking with the provider, it is reported that the patient is self-isolating at home and reports that they are doing well.
Unity Medical Center will continue following precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, colleagues and visitors.
In addition, as we often do during heavy influenza outbreaks, visitor restrictions have been instituted. Unity Medical Center is not allowing visitors inside of the hospital and have reduced entry to one set of doors, located at the Emergency Department. All employees and patients will be screened prior to entry to the facility.
Unity has positioned supplies at this point of entry, so that any potential symptomatic patient who arrives can be properly masked and immediately isolated to protect staff and other patients.
Unity continues to reinforce infection prevention protocols and work in partnership with The Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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