17 test positive for COVID-19 at a Delphi long term care facility

More than a dozen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Delphi long term care facility, according to a Carroll County Health Department nurse.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 10:19 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2020 8:27 PM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — A Delphi long term care facility is dealing with more than a dozen cases of COVID-19. According to Carroll County Health Department nurse Joyce Yoder, there are 17 residents and staff that have tested positive for the coronavirus at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Campus, 12 of the cases are residents with five being staff members.

County Health Nurse Joyce Yoder said it all started last week after one employee tested positive leading to the testing of all residents and staff. Yoder said the tests were brought to the facility. On Monday everyone was tested again but those results are not back yet.

" You never know who could have it and who can't," said resident Maria Salas.

"It's kind of scaring me because she has a child who has problems," said resident Mazilyn Wilson. 

It is not just scary for residents, but for families as well. Stefan Forgey, whose 86-year-old mother-in-law lives at the facility, said "She's upset not seeing us, the kids. We're all scared for her. We can't even go there. If we want to go see her we have to go get tested. We're just going to wait and play it by ear."

According to Triology Health's website, there are 80 staff members and 70 residents at St. Elizabeth.

Carroll County has had 148 positive cases and two deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic started. 

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