Twenty-four residents have died at an assisted living facility in Anderson, Indiana State Health Commissioner Kristina Box announced Friday—up from 11 residents just four days ago.
Box, speaking at the state’s daily press conference, said 16 of the Bethany Pointe Health Campus residents who died tested positive for COVID-19. The other eight who died showed the same symptoms.
Box announced April 6 that 11 residents had died and more than 20 people at the facility had tested positive, including three employees.
The facility, 1707 Bethany Road, is owned by Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services.
Box said the state was continuing to expand health care strike teams to test and treat residents at senior living facilities throughout Indiana.
Another nursing home in Indiana that had a similar outbreak announced Friday that three more residents have died, bringing the total number of resident deaths to seven.
Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community in Franklin announced April 1 that an 87-year-old woman had died of the virus. Since then, four men and two more women have died. The victims all had underlying health problems and ranged in age from 76 to 94.
Twenty-six residents and 19 employees or contractors at the facility have tested positive for the virus.