INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, Indiana State Health (ISDH) Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box identified that a COVID-19 outbreak at the Bethany Pointe long-term care facility in Madison County has so far killed 11 of the facility’s residents, a significant increase from recent reports. As the senator representing Madison County, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) had the following response to the news of the devastating outbreak:

“I was stunned and saddened by the news of the multiple deaths at Bethany Pointe caused by the coronavirus. My sympathies certainly go out to the families of all involved, and I remain very concerned about the well-being of the remaining residents and staff.

“I have been in contact with ISDH officials who advised me of the actions they are taking to investigate these tragic deaths to help prevent further illness among residents and staff at the facility. We must have confidence that ISDH will take the appropriate steps to address what has happened in this tragic situation, so I will be staying in contact with health officials to make sure I’m aware of updates as they occur. This way I can best inform the families of my district.”