Miami County Public Health Update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Miami County

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020 No Comments

It is important to note there are NO positive cases in Piqua at this time.

The Miami County Public Health has issued an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Miami County.

At Koester Pavilion there are:
• 13 residents who are presumptive positive for COVID-19
• 2 residents with COVID-19 tests pending, both them are deceased.
• 3 residents that are hospitalized
• 3 staff that are presumptive positive for COVID-19
• Multiple additional staff members have pending tests for COVID-19

There is additional COVID-19 activity to report at Springmeade Health Center:
• 2 residents are presumptive positive for COVID-19
• 2 resident tests are pending for COVID 19
• 1 resident is hospitalized
• 1 staff member who worked at both facilities is presumptive positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized.

There is also one additional presumptive positive case to report of COVID -19 in that is not associated with Koester or Springmeade.  This is 56-year-old male resident of Miami County with a history of travel outside the US.  This resident is not hospitalized and is isolated at home.

MCPH staff have formed a team comprised of additional staff from Ohio Department of Health, Public Health Dayton Montgomery County and Clark County Combined health District to address the tracing of contacts with these cases.

In the days and weeks ahead, the community can expect to see an increase in positive cases. This is due to test results becoming available and continued testing of those who are ill with COVID-19 symptoms. It is important to understand that this is expected and not cause for alarm. It is also important that everyone continue to follow safe social distancing practices, don’t go out if unnecessary, washing your hands frequently with soap & water, staying home if you are sick & avoiding those who are sick. This will help slow the spread of the virus and help flatten the curve.

As new information becomes available, MCPH will be providing daily updates to keep the community informed of the evolving situation.

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