HINSDALE, IL — Village President Tom Cauley regularly updates the town on coronavirus numbers at Village Board meetings. He gives the board the total number of cases in town and indicates how many were from nursing homes.
At Tuesday's meeting, he said the village had a total of 368 cases, which includes numbers from health authorities in DuPage and Cook counties. Of those cases, 130 of them were from one nursing home, ManorCare Hinsdale. It is the only facility regulated as a nursing home in Hinsdale, according to the Medicare database. The 130 cases mean slightly more than a third of Hinsdale's caseload comes from ManorCare.
Cauley's number does not include all the cases at ManorCare. According to the state, the total at ManorCare is 168. In late May, a ManorCare spokeswoman told Patch that 33 of the cases were employees.
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For municipal coronavirus statistics, nursing home employees with the coronavirus are counted where they live, not where they work. It's likely most of the employees at ManorCare live outside Hinsdale, which the U.S. Census lists as having a median housing price of nearly $900,000. ManorCare has had 24 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to the state.
The ManorCare spokeswoman said Wednesday the number remained 33.