EATON — Preble County Public Health (PCPH) continues to work on an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Greenbriar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Eaton.
At this time, 45 positive residents and 18 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 through the (RT)-PCR test. Out of those tested positive there have been a number of hospital admissions, but currently only one individual is known to still be hospitalized.
PCPH is aware of nine deaths of individuals who had tested positive for COVID-19. Our department is still waiting on official confirmation regarding cause of death for those individuals.
The residents of the Greenbriar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were tested as the result of two employees testing positive. Further investigation of this outbreak will continue through both contact tracing and further (RT)-PCR testing.
Long-term care facilities continue to be an area of focus for Public Health response due to the vulnerable age range of residents as well as the high rate of infection identified at these facilities throughout the country since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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