A coronavirus outbreak at a Missouri nursing home killed 20 residents in the past six weeks, a report said Wednesday.
The COVID-19 outbreak has ravaged the John Knox Village Care Center facility in Lee’s Summit, infecting 156 residents and staff, according to a local NBC affiliate. There are a total of 253 beds at the facility.
The station reported the nursing home has been inspected several times since the pandemic began and has been in compliance with standards imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rodney McBride, vice president of community and health services for the facility, told the station he’s heartbroken by the amount of fatalities at the facility.
“The virus is extremely efficient, extremely mean and it really doesn’t care about what you want- it wants what it wants,” McBride said.
“It makes you want to cry,” he added. “The surveyors have been in eight times to do