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Local senior care centers work to slow COVID-19 spread

According to data from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office and area senior-care facilities, residents age 70 and older have been greatly affected by the coronavirus outbreak. 

As of May 5, people in that older age group accounted for more than 1,300 — nearly 63% — of Cook County’s total 2,073 coronavirus deaths.

ManorCare reported on May 4 that it housed 13 residents diagnosed with coronavirus at its Homewood location. The Illinois Department of Public Health’s figures updated May 1 counted 30 cases and 11 deaths at the facility since . . .

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