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Illinois Nursing Homes Face Spike in Cases, Staff Shortage

Clip: 01/18/2022 | 7m 22s

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According to CDC data, Illinois saw its highest-ever case rate for nursing home residents this month — surpassing even last winter's surge. Cases among staff have also reached record levels. And while resident deaths are on the rise too, the numbers are still far short of previous records — even though some caution that deaths are a lagging indicator.

Aired: 01/18/22 | Rating: NR

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