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COVID-19 deaths spike at Meadowbrook Manor, making it deadliest nursing home in state: IDPH

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The number of coronavirus-related fatalities at Meadowbrook Manor nursing home in Bolingbrook more than doubled in three days, making it the deadliest long-term care facility in the state for those infected with COVID-19, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

On Tuesday, the IDPH reported 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths from the coronavirus among residents and staff.

By Friday, that number had climbed to 173 confirmed cases and 26 deaths, according to IDPH.

Also on Friday, the IDPH listed Symphony of Joliet as having 24 deaths among 127 cases of COVID-19, but the nursing home has confirmed 26 deaths, including two employees.

The next highest total of COVID-19 deaths at a long-term care facility in Illinois was 123 among 133 cases at Elevate Care North in Chicago, according to IDPH.

IDPH reported 111 deaths of residents and staff in 23 long-term care facilities in all of Will County Friday. The 50 tallied by IDPH in Meadowbrook Manor and Symphony of Joliet make up 45% of the total.

Also on Friday, the Will County Health Department reported that the 200th resident of the county died from the coronavirus and 3,592 residents had tested positive for COVID-19.

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