KOKOMO, Ind. (WLFI) — Howard County Commissioner Paul Wyman has confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at a Kokomo nursing home.
On Sunday, Wyman posted a video on the Howard County Commissioner's Facebook page. According to the video, a Howard County nursing home has 11 positive COVID-19 patients and one positive employee.
Wyman did not indicate which nursing home is dealing with the outbreak. News 18 has reached out to Wyman and has not received a response.
According to the video, Howard County has 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Wyman says there are two main influences on the spike of COVID-19 in the county.
Wyman said there are 63 people diagnosed that work in Logansport's Tyson plant who live in Howard County. As indicated in the video, Wyman believes this is one reason the Howard County cases have increased.
He said the other influence on the spike in cases is due to the nursing home outbreak.
"The second part of the jump in numbers is we have a nursing home in our community that has a wing with 13 residents in it," said Wyman. "In that wing, 11 of the 13 residents have tested positive along with one employee."
Wyman said they have been working closely with the nursing home all weekend and they will continue to do so this week.
As News 18 previously reported, a long-term care facility in Crawfordsville has confirmed an outbreak.
News 18 will continue to keep you updated on-air and online as we learn more.