Of the five long-term care facilities in Champaign County, Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab has had the most staff and resident COVID-19 cases, accounting for over one-third of all cases in such facilities as of the first week in December.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the facility reported a total of 70 confirmed staff cases and 100 confirmed resident cases during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, four of which resulted in death.
Since COVID-19 first entered the community in March 2020, Champaign County has continued to be a hotspot for cases, hospitalizations and deaths, especially in long-term care facilities. Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab is no exception.
Other long-term care facilities in the county include Clark-Lindsey Village with 80 total cases, Country Health with 74, Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Center with 68 and University Rehab with 78. However, the facility with the most confirmed deaths is Country Health with 10, accounting for one in every three deaths. Other total deaths include 8 at Clark-Lindsey Village, 6 at Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Care and 1 at University Rehab.
In total, long-term care facilities in the County have a combined total of 244 confirmed staff cases, 226 resident cases and 29 deaths due to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.
CU Nursing and Rehab did not return a request for comment.
Now, with vaccinations and booster shots available virtually everywhere for everyone in the county, long-term care facilities have been taking part in this. Currently, Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab reported a 54% staff vaccination rate and a 63% resident vaccination rate. Clark-Lindsey Village reported 97% staff and 100% resident vaccinations and Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Center reported 79% and 88% respectively.
Country Health and University Rehab showed no reports on vaccination rates among staff and residents.
Compared with Champaign County, the Illinois Department of Health also reported statistics for the long-term care facilities in similarly-sized Macon County, neighboring Champaign County to the west.
In Macon County, Fair Havens Senior Living reported 79 total staff confirmed cases and 141 total resident confirmed cases. Currently, its total confirmed deaths are reported to be 29, the most in the county.
Loft Rehab of Decatur reported 76 total staff confirmed cases and 67 total resident confirmed cases, with 21 deaths among those cases. Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur had 72 total staff confirmed cases and 58 total resident confirmed cases, but no deaths.
Altogether, Macon County reported a total of 360 total staff confirmed cases and 376 total resident confirmed cases, along with 62 deaths. Other long-term care facilities in Macon County include Decatur Rehab and Health Care Center, Heritage Health in Mt. Zion, Hickory Point Christian Village and Loft Rehab of Rock Springs.