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Nearly 30,000 Nursing Home Residents Died During Coronavirus Pandemic, Government Report Shows

 

At least 26,000 elderly residents died and more than 60,000 were sickened as the unrelenting coronavirus swept America's nursing homes in recent months, particularly those with a history of violating federal standards meant to control the spread of infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced late Monday.

At least 26,000 elderly residents died and more than 60,000 were sickened as the unrelenting coronavirus swept America's nursing homes in recent months, particularly those with a history of violating federal standards meant to control the spread of infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced late Monday.

The numbers represent the first official national accounting of fatalities in the 15,000 nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. The tally, however, is incomplete. About 20% of the nation's nursing homes did not report required case and death data to the federal government, which began collecting the information last month.

Of those that reported, one in five saw at least one death from covid-19 and one in four had at least positive case.

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