COVID-19 USA Update: 10 different NY nursing homes report high numbers of dead

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COVID-19 USA Update: 10 different NY nursing homes report high numbers of dead
COVID-19 USA Update: 10 different NY nursing homes report high numbers of dead

The elderly are among the most at risk of dying from COVID-19, and states from New Jersey to Massachusetts have seen deadly coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes.

In New York state, 10 different nursing homes each have least 30 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to data released Friday by the state health department.

The facilities with the highest number of fatalities are the Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn with 55 deaths, followed by the Kings Harbor Multicare Center in the Bronx with 45 deaths. Two facilities reported 44 deaths each.

As of Tuesday, at least 2,477 nursing home patients had- been killed by the coronavirus in New York, according to state figures. That amounts to about one in five of the state’s virus-related fatalities.

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