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Nursing home reports new COVID-19 cases

Six additional residents in Troy Health and Rehabilitation have tested positive for COVID-19.

Warren Kelly, CEO for the facility, said the center tested every resident in one unit after an individual in that unit tested positive for COVID-19 on May 21.

“Six of the 16 residents tested positive … on May 24,” he said Tuesday. “The residents that tested positive are in isolation and receiving appropriate medical care.”

The unit, which houses a total of 16 residents and will remain in isolation until all residents are negative for COVID-19, he added.

A total of eight residents and one employee have now tested positive at the facility. One resident tested positive on April 6 and was isolated before recovering. The second resident tested positive on May 21. A nursing employee also tested positive and has been away from the facility since May 17. “She is also receiving medical care for the virus,” Kelly said.

Kelly said facility is working to contain the virus. “The staff assigned to that specific unit will remain solely on that unit for the entire shift,” he said. “This will remain in place until all residents of the unit are negative for COVID-19.”