Four residents of the West Rogers Park nursing home have died due to causes related to the corona virus, Cook County data show.
A 64-year-old woman and 87-year-old man both died Wednesday of pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The next day, two women, 58 and 81 years old, died of sepsis due to COVID-19 infection, the medical examiner’s office said.
The four were residents of Elevate Care Chicago North, located at 2451 W. Touhy Ave., and had an underlying health condition, officials said.
A fifth citizen also died on Tuesday, but autopsy results to determine the cause of death are still awaiting Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
“Today, we can confirm that there are some patients who live in Elevate Care Chicago North who have tested positive for COVID-19,” Careate Care’s Vice President of Operations Care Amanda Andrews said in a statement. “In addition, we are very sad to ensure that lives have been lost due to this unforgivable virus. Nursing homes have followed CDC procedures and have made contact with our local health department. “
Elevate Care officials did not respond to requests for further details.
The nursing home has ended family visits and barred “insignificant” people from entering the building, Andrews said, checking those who entered.
Andrews said that the meal program and communal activities had been stopped, and that the house had “a lot of personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand and enough for the foreseeable future.”