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Confirmed COVID-19 and patients under investigation (PUI) increased to 49 from 41 in the past week at AMITA Saint Francis Hospital Evanston. Confirmed cases increased to 146 from 125 at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals. The bulk of NorthShore COVID-19 patients, 133, are being cared for at Glenbrook Hospital, with 13 patients at Evanston Hospital.
Saint Francis and NorthShore hospitals have made changes in recent weeks to free up space and staff to care for COVID-19 patients. These changes include devoting Glenbrook Hospital to COVID patients, cutting back on some elective procedures and reallocating and hiring additional staff.