PARK FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- More than 50 residents and staff at a state-operated facility for adults with developmental disabilities in Park Forest have tested positive for COVID-19.
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In a written statement, the Illinois Department of Humans Services said: "Ludeman Developmental Center has been treating and isolating individuals who are symptomatic as if they are COVID-19 positive. This past weekend, IDHS received test swabs and have been able to significantly increase our capacity to test residents who are symptomatic and residents who were in close contact with a positive resident."
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In the first set of test results received, IDHS said 14 staff and 38 residents in Ludeman have tested positive for COVID-19.
An estimated 353 people live at the center, and another 879 work there, according to IDHS.
Park Forest coronavirus: 52 COVID-19 cases reported at center for adults with developmental disabilities