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Coles County reports 10th coronavirus death

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CHARLESTON — The Coles County Health Department announced on Monday that another resident of a Charleston nursing home has died from COVID-19.

A news release from the department said the deceased person was a resident of Charleston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, which has seen the majority of the county cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

It brought the county's total for deaths from the disease to 10.

Monday's announcement came a day after the health department reported that two other residents of the nursing home had died from the disease.

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In addition, the health department's report on Sunday said the county had 19 new cases, the highest one-day total for the county since the coronavirus outbreak began.

The department reported no new cases on Monday, leaving the county's total number of cases at 119. Of those, nine are hospitalized, 46 have recovered and 54 are recovering, the news release said.

There are 73 cases connected to Charleston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and that includes some nursing home employees, according to the health departments.

Since some of the nursing home’s employees don’t live in Coles County, not all of the cases figure into the Coles County total.

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