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Bickford Bourbonnais COVID-19 count triples in 48 hours, Aperion Care now reporting

Illinois announced this weekend cases would be posted to the IDPH website

UPDATE 5 PM: IDPH addresses possible errors in data reporting.

UPDATE 1 PM: An alleged error in reporting numbers by IDPH has been issued by Bickford of Bourbonnais.

Below is the original report.

Illinois Department of Public Health officials are now reporting eight cases of COVID-19 at Bickford of Bourbonnais.

On Friday, the nursing home sent out a press release promoting transparency at the home.  The current case count on their website currently stands at two.  IDPH officials announced the updated numbers on their long-term care facility page Sunday night.

Over 20% of all residents at Bickford of Bourbonnais are now positive for COVID-19.  The facility is registered for 35 residents and accepts residents age 55 and up.

With the release of the Illinois Department of Public Health long-term care list over the weekend, it’s now being reported Aperion Care in Bradley currently holds 2 COVID-19 cases.

Aperion Care joins Bickford of Bourbonnais, Riverside Senior Life, Riverside Miller Center, and Shapiro Developmental Center in the growing list of care facilities connected to blooming case counts of COVID-19 in Kankakee County. 

A combined 102 residents the Kankakee County facilities are now COVID-19 positive as of Sunday night.

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