19 Coronavirus Deaths At Hinsdale Facility: State

David Giuliani

HINSDALE, IL — ManorCare of Hinsdale nursing home now has 147 coronavirus cases among residents and 19 related deaths, according to a Friday update from the state Department of Public Health. The nursing home has 202 beds.

With the latest information, ManorCare, 600 Ogden Ave., has passed up Carol Stream's Windsor Park Manor for the highest number of coronavirus cases in DuPage County. Windsor Park has 118 cases and 21 deaths. The state's numbers include both confirmed and presumed cases of the coronavirus.

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In an interview Thursday, Julie Beckert, a spokeswoman with ProMedica, ManorCare's parent organization, counted 79 cases and five deaths. She acknowledged the other cases in the state's number could be presumed under the state's definition.

One of the reasons for the jump in cases, she said, was that the facility was testing more residents.

"The more you test, the more your cases go up," Beckert said in the interview. "There are a lot of people who are asymptomatic, and they are positive."

ProMedica likes to test residents, she said, so it knows how to deal with the spread of the virus.

According to the Medicare website, ManorCare is rated as average overall. It is rated as above average in staffing and below average in both health inspections and quality measures.

This article originally appeared on the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch