36 Coronavirus Deaths In Tri-Cities Nursing Homes, Senior Centers

Jason Addy

KANE COUNTY, IL — The deaths of three dozen residents of long-term-care facilities in the Tri-Cities area have been linked to the coronavirus, according to public health data. Nine facilities in the region have reported a total of 170 coronavirus cases among residents and staff, and five have reported coronavirus-related deaths, the data shows.

Bria of Geneva accounts for more than 80 percent of the 36 coronavirus-related deaths recorded at long-term-care facilities in Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. The facility has reported 29 coronavirus-related deaths and 124 cases, as of Friday, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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The Grove of St. Charles has recorded 10 cases, the Batavia Rehabilitation Center has recorded nine and Arden Courts of Geneva has recorded seven cases, the data shows. Two residents at each of the three facilities have died after having the coronavirus, according to the data.

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The Brighton Garden of St. Charles assisted-living facility has reported three cases and one death, as of Friday, the data shows.

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Four other long-term-care facilities in the Tri-Cities region have reported coronavirus cases among residents and staff, but no deaths, according to the IDPH: the Michaelsen Health Center (Batavia), GreenFields of Geneva, Duhnam Rehabilitaion Center and River Glen (both in St. Charles).

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More than 150 residents in Kane County long-term-care facilities have died after having the coronavirus, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Thirty-four facilities in Kane County have reported coronavirus outbreaks, and 19 have recorded coronavirus-related deaths.

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Despite representing just under 12 percent of all coronavirus cases in Kane County — with 926 — residents of long-term-care centers account for almost 60 percent of the county’s coronavirus-related deaths, the data shows.

This article originally appeared on the Geneva Patch