The state health department and county medical examiner now report a total of 47 COVID-19 deaths linked to Evanston long term care homes, up from 37 at our last report two weeks ago.

Deaths of residents at long term care homes now account for two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths among Evanston residents — compared to about 54% of the COVID-19 deaths statewide. The Evanston figure is down slightly from 70% two weeks ago.

The count of total cases among patients and staff at the Evanston facilities reported by the IDPH has risen from 208 to 304. That amounts to about 40% of all novel coronavirus cases in the city, compared to 15% of cases statewide.

Dobson Plaza, at 120 Dodge Ave., which first appeared on the list May 23, the Medical Examiner now says there’ve been 16 COVID-19 deaths among residents and the IDPH lists a total of 18 deaths among residents and staff. The case count now stands at 69, up from 52 two weeks ago.

The Grove of Evanston, at 500 Asbury Ave., has 13 deaths, up from 10 in the previous report. Its total case count increased from 38 to 76.

Three Crowns Park, at 2323 McDaniel Ave., has eight deaths, up from six in the previous report. The reports suggest seven are of residents and one may be a staff member. Its total case count increased from 39 to 45.

Aperion Care, at 1300 Oak Ave., has had two deaths, unchanged since mid-May. But its case count increased from 19 to 25 over the past two weeks.

The Merion, at 1611 Chicago Ave., which the IDPH listed as having 12 cases and no deaths in mid-May, has disappeared from the IDPH reports. The medical examiner has reported two COVID-19 related deaths there.

Symphony of Evanston at 820 Foster St., has one death, unchanged in over a month. But IDPH says it now has 25 cases, up from 15 two weeks ago.

Alden Estates of Evanston, 2520 Gross Point Road, has two deaths listed by IDPH, up from one at the last report. Its case count has increased from four to 13.

The medical examiner lists only one death each at Symphony and at Alden Estates, which may indicate the second death at each site was of a staff member who did not live in Evanston rather than a resident.

Greenwood Care, at 1406 Chicago Ave., is listed by IDPH as having 16 cases, up from 14 at last report, and one death, unchanged since mid-May.

Three long term care facilities in Evanston have reported COVID-19 cases but no deaths.

Westminster Place, at 3200 Grant St., is listed by IDPH as having 15 cases, up from 11 at last report. But on its Facebook page, Westminster Place reported Saturday that it had 17 total cases affecting 16 employees and one resident.

Albany Care, at 901 Maple Ave., is listed by IDPH as having 13 cases, up from 12 at the last report.

The Mather, at 425 Davis St., is listed by IDPH as having 7 cases, up from 4 at the last report.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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