Coronavirus: Several area long-term care centers report case increases as National Guard continues testing

Coronavirus: Several area long-term care centers report case increases as National Guard continues testing

As the Ohio National Guard continues testing a long-term care facilities across the state, many area care centers reported an increase in COVID-19 cases last week, according to state data.

Among some of the facilities seeing double-digit increases in reported cases were the Friendship Village in Trotwood, Southbrook Care Center in Springfield, the UCM Residential Services in Darke County, and others.

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Officials at Friendship Village told News Center 7′s Katy Andersen they found out that 30 residents had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week in addition to eight staff members.

Following an order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in late May, teams comprised of Ohio National Guard members were ordered to assist in COVID-19 test collection at all long-term facilities in the state.

These area facilities reported significant increases in COVID-19 cases last week, according to state data:

Clark

  • Southbrook Care Center in Springfield: 21 new cases among residents. 2 new additional staff member cases.

Darke:

  • UCM Residential Services: 24 new cases among residents. 15 new staff member cases.
  • Village Green Health Campus in Greenville: 13 new resident cases. 2 new staff member cases.

Mercer:

  • Gardens of Celina: 19 new cases among residents. 8 new staff member cases

Montgomery:

  • Friendship Village in Trotwood: 30 new cases among residents. 8 new staff member cases
  • Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton: 3 new resident cases and 4 new staff member cases
  • St Leonard in Centerville: 3 new staff member cases.