Coronavirus: Miami County reports 19 deaths; 16 connected to nursing homes

A man appears to visit with a resident through a window at Koester Pavilion, the Troy skilled nursing facility where multiple residents, staff and visitors have symptoms of COVID-19. Three residents have died, one tested positive for COVID-19 and results are pending on the other two. STAFF PHOTO

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A man appears to visit with a resident through a window at Koester Pavilion, the Troy skilled nursing facility where multiple residents, staff and visitors have symptoms of COVID-19. Three residents have died, one tested positive for COVID-19 and results are pending on the other two. STAFF PHOTO

Four more deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 19 in Miami County associated with the coronavirus.

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Of those, 16 were patients of two nursing homes, where a cluster of cases affected staff and residents of Koester Pavilion in Troy and SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City.

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The other three were due to community spread, Miami County Public Health officials said in an email.

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There are 122 positive COVID-19 cases in the county, with an age range of less than 1 year to 96 years involving 71 females and 51 males with 46 hospitalizations.

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