An outbreak of COVID-19 in an eastern Jackson County, Mo., nursing home has reportedly left 20 dead and dozens of residents battling the disease.
County health officials report that 157 people at the John Knox Village Care Center have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Kansas City Star reported 20 deaths from the virus occurred at the nursing home.
Seventeen of the deaths occurred this month and three people died last month, the facility’s vice president of health and community services told the newspaper.
“All these folks were somebody’s loved ones, someone’s parents, grandparents, and they really become part of our family as well,” Rodney McBride told the Star. “It’s really been heart wrenching. You just feel like you should have