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Ohio County Nursing Home Reports 32 Total Positive COVID-19 Cases

A nursing home in Hartford, Kentucky, is reporting 32 positive cases of coronavirus, in a mixture of both residents and staff.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 8:47 AM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 8:49 AM

A spike of COVID-19 cases at a nursing home in Kentucky's Ohio County was recently reported by the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD).

Signature HealthCARE in Hartford, Kentucky is now reporting a total of 32 positive cases of COVID-19.

A mixture of both residents and staff at the Hartford long-term care facility have now been infected with the virus - with 18 residents and 14 workers testing positive overall.

The recent spike in cases at the facility has some members of the community feeling worried.

"Of course it's always a concern," said Ohio County resident Hannah Young. "This is a scary time in our country and in our world. It makes me more concerned that elderly can be affected, so I'm praying for those families and those residents, and I hope it all turns out okay for them."

Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston says most of those individuals who tested positive at the facility are asymptomatic.

Currently, two residents of the facility have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, July 14, GRDHD reported 274 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County, with 205 total recoveries.

The first coronavirus death in an 82-year-old man from Ohio County was also reported on Tuesday - though the man who passed was not a resident at Signature HealthCARE in Hartford.

A total of six Ohio County residents were currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and a total of 18 residents of the county have been hospitalized with the virus to date.

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