COVID-19 USA Update: Over 7,000 dead in nursing homes

COVID-19 USA Update: Over 7,000 dead in nursing homes
COVID-19 USA Update: Over 7,000 dead in nursing homes

At least 7,300 nursing home or long-term care residents have died as a result of COVID-19 throughout the U.S., a survey of state records by ABC News shows.

The count comes from data provided by governor’s offices and departments of health in 19 states. Many states do not yet report such data and did not reply to requests for the information.

New York reported the most deaths at nursing homes in the U.S., with 3,316 residents having died there from the virus.

On Friday, data showed that 10 different nursing homes in New York each have at least 30 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. Nineteen of the state’s nursing homes have each had at least 20 deaths linked to the pandemic.

The Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn reported the most deaths at 55, followed by Kings Harbor Multicare Center in the Bronx with 45.

New Jersey reported the second highest figure, with 1,530 long term care facility deaths.

The states reporting such data were Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. Three states — Alabama, California and North Carolina — reported some data, but not statistics on fatalities.

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