Coronavirus: All 4 Miami County nursing home deaths due to COVID-19

Koester Pavilion in Troy is one of two Miami County nursing homes in which coronavirus  has spread.. SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City also has  positive cases. Four residents of the two nursing homes who tested positive for COVID-19 died. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
Koester Pavilion in Troy is one of two Miami County nursing homes in which coronavirus  has spread.. SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City also has positive cases. Four residents of the two nursing homes who tested positive for COVID-19 died. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

There are now four confirmed deaths of Miami County nursing home residents connected to a cluster of coronavirus cases.

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Test results came back positive for COVID-19 on Friday for the first two Koester Pavilion residents to die. They are 94-year-old Earl Bolinger, 93, who died March 19, and Glenn Witters, 83, who died March 20, according to Miami County Public Health.

Results had been pending on both of those when the deaths were announced.

The third Koester Pavilion resident to die was Alan Shump, 88, who tested positive for the coronavirus and died March 22.

Koester Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility in Troy, Ohio where residents, staff and visitors have symptoms of COVID-19 and some are hospitalized. STAFF PHOTO
Koester Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility in Troy, Ohio where residents, staff and visitors have symptoms of COVID-19 and some are hospitalized. STAFF PHOTO

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The cluster of cases also affected SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City.

A SpringMeade resident, Hazel Begovich, 88, died Wednesday. She also tested positive for COVID-19.

Koester, located in Troy, and SpringMeade are both owned by Premier Health.

The tally of positive COVID-19 tests at Koester and SpringMeade now stands at 21 residents, seven staff and one visitor, said Vicky Knisley-Hunter, spokeswoman for Miami  County Public Health.

The county also has an unrelated positive case involving a 56-year-old man who had traveled outside the country and is quarantined at home.

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