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Fifth Colonial Oaks resident dies of COVID-19, Grant County records 128th case

Another resident at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion has died from COVID-19 after an outbreak began two weeks ago. The death came on Sunday, April 26.

As of Monday afternoon, the care facility had five deaths, with 33 cases among residents and 29 cases among staff members.

Most of those cases are asymptomatic and residents have been placed in an isolated COVID unit.

“Were devastated by these losses,” said Cullen Gibson, vice president of operations for TLC Management. “Our prayers continue that we do not experience any more loss.”

Long-term care facilities have been hotbeds for the spreading of the virus. Across Indiana, nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases were linked to them.

Grant County as a whole has 128 positive cases with 7 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to Grant County Public Health Nurse Amber Turner.

Across the state, an additional 963 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus as of Monday.

Nearly 16,000 Hoosiers in all have tested positive in all. 844 Hoosiers have died from the virus.

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