As the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Illinois continues to rise, new information is revealing how devastating the coronavirus has been in nursing homes in the state. In total, 438 nursing homes around the state have current outbreaks. Recently released data shows that there are more than 14,882 cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes across Illinois and 2400 deaths—about 50% of the COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. These numbers exploded after the state began stepping up testing of residents and staff at nursing homes.
These facilities have the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in the state as of May 8:
- City View Multi-Care Center in Cicero – 216 residents and staff have tested positive for coronavirus and 9 have died.