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Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed at Bickford

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The Montgomery County Health Department announced on social media over the weekend that a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at a Crawfordsville assisted living facility.

A total of 17 residents of Bickford Senior Living have tested positive for the virus. The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed last week, which prompted the testing of all 23 residents of the facility. Results confirmed 15 residents had tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The cluster was part of the 21 overall new cases reported Saturday in Montgomery County, which marks the highest single-day amount in the county. An additional resident was confirmed positive on Sunday.

Pertinent family members have been contacted by Bickford staff and restricted visitation is in place at this time. All residents of the Crawfordsville facility, which provides assisted living and memory care services, have been tested and results are complete. All staff were tested Monday and results are pending.

The recent jump in lab-confirmed cases brings the county’s total cumulative cases to 425. There have been 21 overall cumulative fatalities connected to the coronavirus disease.

Demographics related to cases are available on the Indiana State Department of Health’s online dashboard at www.in.gov/coronavirus. Local demographics can be found by clicking on Montgomery County on the state map.

Updates and other information can be found on the Montgomery County Health Department website and social media channels. Other information is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.coronavirus.gov) or the Indiana State Department of Health website (www.in.gov/coronavirus).

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