The Shelby County Department of Health announced Wednesday over 20 individuals diagnosed, with tests pending and ongoing testing, of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported at Aperion Care, Inc. in Waldron.
They have had zero deaths.
“We know that people older than 60 with underlying health conditions are most at risk during this pandemic,” Local Health Officer Dr. Loman said.
No further information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws.
We are working closely with Long Term Care facilities, Major Health Partners, Jane Pauley FHQ, local, state and federal officials to continue with infection control protocols and testing to prevent further spread within the facility and county.
To prevent spread, the long-term care facilities in our communities are following the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) guidelines, such as:
• Separate spaces that is used only for confirmed or presumed COVID-19 patients;
• Limiting patient contact of those confirmed, exposed, or suspects to only essential direct care providers
• Using an established tracking system to monitor and manage infection control activities and residents and staff member who are symptomatic
• Ongoing testing of residents and staff
• Screening of residents, staff and visitors
Shelby County has 476 positive cases, of which 53.8% were female and 46% were male. We also have a reported 25 deaths, of which 60% were female and 40% were male. The age breakdown is as follows: 12% were age 50-59; 8% were age 60-69; 12% were age 70-79 and the largest mortality rate was for those 80 years of age and older accounting for 68% of deaths in our county. 4,446 tests have been completed with results. Of those being tested 57.2% were female and 42.7% were male.
For more statistics please visit the dashboard which is updated daily