HARRISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS 4th COVID-19 DEATH

HARRISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS 4th COVID-19 DEATH

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Andrew Morton, MD, Harrison County Health Officer today announced the fourth confirmed death from COVID-19.
 
The individual was a female from Harrison County. The person, who was 99 years of age, suffered from underlying medical conditions.
 
No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.
 
The third county resident died from the virus, late afternoon Tuesday.
 
The Harrison County Health Department confirms one hundred eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 4/22/20 in Harrison County Residents.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Harrison County increased by 48 in the past week.

Thirty-seven of those new cases were reported among patients and staff at Harrison Healthcare Center in Corydon and three were from Tyson Foods’ Corydon plant.

Information released last Wednesday said six cases of COVID-19 were reported at Harrison Healthcare.

Seventeen additional COVID-19 cases were identified at the facility on Friday, with health officials saying 16 of those were reported to be asymptomatic, meaning the persons showed no symptoms of the virus.

On Sunday, 10 more people associated with Harrison Healthcare were confirmed positive for COVID-19, with nine of them as asymptomatic.

Residents in other long-term care facilities in the county have been tested by one of the Indiana State Health Dept.’s strike teams.

The Health Department continues to monitor this evolving situation and will make further recommendations as necessary.
 
The Harrison County Health Department is working closely with local and state officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.
 
The Harrison County Health Department will provide updates as new information becomes available.