Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Nearly 26K Nursing Home Deaths From C-Virus; Interactive US Virus Map, and Other C-Virus Updates

The federal government’s first tally of nursing-home deaths from the coronavirus shows nearly 26,000 fatalities nationwide — and that doesn’t even include all of them, according to a new report.
A letter sent to state governors said at least 25,923 residents of nursing homes have been killed by COVID-19, ABC News reported.
In addition, at least 449 nursing home staffers have died of the disease, according to the Sunday letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The staggering toll accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s 104,702 coronavirus fatalities counted by Johns Hopkins University as of Monday afternoon.
But federal regulators acknowledged that their nursing home numbers don’t include data from some states prior to May, and potentially only account for about 80 percent of all facilities nationwide, ABC said.
LINK: US coronavirus map: Tracking the outbreak
The letter also notes that the federal numbers may be “inconsistent with state data, particularly state death data,” due to the different ways in which individual states track the coronavirus, ABC said.
According to the New York state Department of Health, there were 3,298 confirmed nursing home deaths from the coronavirus as of Sunday.
In addition, there were 2,646 deaths presumed to have been caused by COVID-19, for a total of 5,944, according to the official figures.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links below to related stories and resources:

US Coronavirus Map: Tracking the outbreak

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WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates


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