In an email Tuesday morning, Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan said the following:
“It is with a heavy heart this morning that I have to report Adair County’s first death related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. I received a call around 8:30 this morning from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department reporting that one patient who was a resident at Summit Manor Nursing Home, but was in the hospital had passed away during the night with complications from the virus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family during this time. I ask that everyone respect the privacy of the family members of these patients.
We can’t stress enough the importance of staying home during this time. I know it’s hard, but we need to remember, the quicker we do what is ask of us, and stay home unless it’s an absolute necessity, the quicker this will be over.
Continue to pray for these patients, our front line works, and our community.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
The staff at Summit Manor is working closely with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department to take every step possible to protect the staff and patients at Summit Manor.