Why COVID-19 Is Hitting Some Illinois Nursing Homes Harder Than Others

Virus Outbreak Illinois Nursing Home
Employees of Symphony of Joliet nursing home go to work at the nursing home in Joliet, Ill., Friday, April 17, 2020. Multiple nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 and one employee has also died. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Illinois Nursing Home
Employees of Symphony of Joliet nursing home go to work at the nursing home in Joliet, Ill., Friday, April 17, 2020. Multiple nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 and one employee has also died. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Why COVID-19 Is Hitting Some Illinois Nursing Homes Harder Than Others

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In Illinois counties hardest hit by COVID-19, for-profit nursing homes have nearly double the COVID-19 deaths per bed as nonprofit facilities.

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