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4 die of coronavirus at Lincoln Park nursing home

Another six residents and four employees at St. Mary’s Home have tested positive for the disease.

Four people have died and 10 others have tested positive for the coronavirus at St. Mary’s Home, a nursing home in Lincoln Park.
Four people have died and 10 others have tested positive for the coronavirus at St. Mary’s Home, a nursing home in Lincoln Park.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times

A man and three women who live at a Lincoln Park nursing home died this week after contracting the coronavirus, a spokesman for the facility said Friday.

Ten more people at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., have been diagnosed with the illness, said Sister Constance Veit, a spokeswoman for Little Sisters of the Poor, the organization that owns and operates the home. Six of the afflicted are residents, while another four are employees, Veit said.

“These are people who are not sick enough to require ICU level of care or ventilator support,” Veit said of the sickened residents. “The sisters are caring for them at home in their own rooms.”

The Lincoln Park facility has 76 licensed nursing beds and 50 independent-living apartments, Veit said.

Veit said the facility has been on lockdown since mid-March and residents have been served meals in their rooms, rather than in a communal setting.

“They were very proactive,” she said.

Four people have died and 10 others have tested positive for the coronavirus at St. Mary’s Home, a nursing home in Lincoln Park.
Four people have died and 10 others have tested positive for the coronavirus at St. Mary’s Home, a nursing home in Lincoln Park.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times