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Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed at Crawfordsville long-term care facility

Fourteen residents tested positive for the virus. These new cases have not yet been registered with the Indiana State Department of Health.

Posted: Apr 26, 2020 4:40 PM

CRAWFORDSVILLE - The Montgomery County Health Department announced on Sunday that they have found an isolated cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation center.

They said they were notified late on Saturday. Fourteen residents tested positive for the virus. 

The health department said 26 residents were tested on Friday after multiple residents registered fevers on Thursday. They said residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been put into isolation and Ben Hur staff has made contact with family members. Health department staff will work with Ben Hur staff to conduct contact tracing.

“We understand the worry and concern for patients, their families and the community created by this outbreak,” said Dr. Scott Douglas, Montgomery County Health Officer in a statement. “We are working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation to limit the transmission of the infection and to provide for the safety of all residents and staff in the facility.”

“The health and wellness of our residents and employees remain our highest priorities. We are in close contact with local, state and federal health authorities, following their guidance, mandates and reporting requirements,” said Sherri Davies, a Ben Hur Health & Rehabilitation Center spokesperson also in a statement sent to News 18. “Uniquely, we have created our own testing strike team of nurses and partnered with a private lab to expand our testing capabilities. This strategy enhances our ability to quickly identify and implement isolation protocols when appropriate. Communication with families is very important to us. Should a positive COVID-19 case occur, all residents, families, and employees are notified.”

Additionally, one more new case was confirmed inside the county, bringing its total positive cases to 47. These new cases have not yet been registered with the Indiana State Department of Health, so the ISDH website still says the county only has 33 cases.

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