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Shapiro moved to ‘CLOSED’ status after 230 cases, IDPH reports new COVID-19 outbreak at Miller

KANKAKEE – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) updated information surrounding long-term care facilities in Illinois on Friday. Since March, COVID-19 has infected 30,920 residents at long-term care facilities across Illinois, claiming 4,792 lives in that time.

Among the newly released information included a new outbreak of 18 residents infected with COVID-19 at Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee. Miller’s first outbreak came to a close earlier this summer following 88 infections and 22 deaths.   As of Friday afternoon, no new deaths were reported with the latest outbreak reports at the Center.

IDPH’s latest update included a CLOSED status placed on the COVID outbreak at Samuel H. Shapiro Developmental Center. The Center’s first case was reported in March before the National Guard responded to the situation

Cases at the facility reached 230 with one death reported before being placed into the closed status.

Kankakee County now has seven long-term care facilities reporting active outbreaks, including Miller, that are in OPEN status. Other long-term care facilities include Manteno Veterans Home with 107 cases across two buildings including 20 deaths, Citadel of Kankakee with 56 cases and two deaths, Momence Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with four cases, Presence Our Lady Victory with six cases, Heritage Village with three cases and Kankakee Terrance with five cases.

Neighboring Iroquois County, which once had three different long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks, now are all now closed with no new cases.

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