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More COVID-19 cases at IL Vets Home-Quincy

More COVID-19 cases at IL Vets Home-Quincy

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

11 new cases among residents from Monday to Wednesday

The outbreak of COVID-19 among residents at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy continues, with 11 new cases reported between Monday and Wednesday.

Vet's Home Administrator Troy Culbertson made the announcement Wednesday in a letter to residents, their families and staff. The 11 new cases were announced a day after the Illinois Departments of Veterans Affairs and Public Health said that the Vets Home was in outbreak status. They also said that four residents had to be taken to Blessing Hospital's ER, and two residents remained hospitalized. A total of 24 residents are currently testing positive for the virus. In addition, two more Vets Home employees have also tested positive. Since the start of the pandemic, 706 residents and staff have tested positive.

35 Vets Home residents have died of COVID-19.

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