With more than half of Illinois’ COVID-19 deaths from nursing homes, totaling around 3,400, at least one person is calling for an investigation into how Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration directed nursing homes to accept patients that were once hospitalized for the respiratory illness.
The latest death toll in long-term care facilities the Illinois Department of Public Health reported was 3,433. There have been 6,485 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Illinois. That’s around 53 percent of Illinois’ COVID-19 deaths being reported from nursing homes.