50 Coronavirus Deaths At Aurora Long-Term-Care Facilities

Jason Addy

AURORA, IL — The deaths of 50 residents of long-term-care facilities in Aurora have been linked to the coronavirus, according to public health data. Eleven facilities in the city have reported cases of the coronavirus among residents and staff, and six have reported coronavirus-related deaths, the data shows.

Symphony of Orchard Valley accounts for nearly half of Aurora's 50 deaths among long-term-care residents. The facility has reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths and 115 cases, as of Friday, the data shows.

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More than three dozen people at the Alden of Waterford short-term rehabilitation center have tested positive for or are presumed to have the coronavirus, and nine have died. The Alden Courts of Waterford memory care facility has recorded 13 cases, but no deaths, according to the state's data.

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The Bickford of Aurora facility reported 24 coronavirus cases and seven deaths as of June 20, but the state's most recently released data did not include the facility. Elmwood Terrace has recorded 35 cases and six deaths, while Bright Oaks of Aurora and Presence Fox Knoll have each reported more than a dozen cases and two deaths, the data shows.

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Four other long-term-care facilities in Aurora have reported coronavirus cases among residents and staff, but no deaths, according to the IDPH: Northern Illinois Academy, Sunnymere, The Grove of Fox Valley and Jennings Terrace.

The Asbury Gardens facility in North Aurora has reported 81 coronavirus cases and 18 deaths, the data shows.

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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.

Despite representing just under 12 percent of all coronavirus cases in Kane County, 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 Aurora Patch