Three More COVID-19 Deaths Tied To Bloomington Nursing Home | WGLT

Three More COVID-19 Deaths Tied To Bloomington Nursing Home

May 21, 2020

UPDATED 3 p.m. | Three more people have died of COVID-19 following an outbreak at the Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, where nearly 50 people have contracted the coronavirus.

The McLean County Health Department reported three additional COVID-19 cases and deaths on Thursday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

The McLean County Health Department said Thursday the three deaths were all women -- two in their 80s and one in her 70s. They bring the county’s death toll from the coronavirus to nine. Six are from the long-term care facility on South Main Street.

McLean County also reported three new coronavirus cases on Thursday. Two of them are from the nursing home -- one resident and one staff person. The facility has had 48 confirmed cases: 30 residents and 18 staff.

To date, the county has 197 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Seven more have recovered since Wednesday, while seven remain hospitalized and 63 are isolating at home.

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths comes as the state-run coronavirus testing site in Bloomington is scheduled to close on Friday.

The state of Illinois reported 2,268 coronavirus-cases and 87 deaths on Thursday, including the death of a Livingston County man in his 70s. The Illinois Department of Public Health has recorded 102,686 cases and 4,607 deaths.

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