2 More Residents Die In Bloomington Nursing Home Outbreak | WGLT

2 More Residents Die In Bloomington Nursing Home Outbreak

May 29, 2020

Two more residents of a Bloomington nursing home have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing that outbreak’s death toll to 10, public health officials said Friday.

The latest deaths were two women with underlying medical conditions—one in her 90s, the other in her 70s. Nine residents and one employee of the Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center have now died. Fifty-four people (33 residents and 21 employees) have tested positive at the nursing home.

Meanwhile, McLean County reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing that total to 218. It was one person in their 20s, another in their 60s. Of those 218 cases, just 30 are active  (isolating at home or hospitalized). Thirteen people have died overall. The rest have recovered.

Also Friday, county officials announced a special Connect Transit shuttle service that will take people to the drive-thru testing site at the Interstate Center in west Bloomington. It will pick up every 15 minutes at the Walmart bus stop on West Market Street between 10-11:30 a.m. and again between 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

There will be a limit on the number of people on the bus, so that all can remain socially distanced; face coverings will be required.

“This has been vetted for safety,” the McLean County Health Department said on Facebook.

The drive-thru testing site, now run by Pekin-based Reditus Labs, remains open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s open to everyone; no symptoms are required.


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