State Report: COVID-19 Brought into Nursing Homes by Staff

Data, analyzed by the New York State Department of Health, points toward the staff at nursing home for unknowingly introducing and spreading the novel coronavirus in facilities across the state.

The state health department conducted an in-depth analysis that concluded, in a report released Monday, that COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes were related to infected nursing home staff. There are approximately 101,000 nursing home residents in 613 facilities throughout the state. Nursing homes accounted for about 21 percent of the state’s approximately 25,000 COVID-19 fatalities.

State Report: COVID-19 Brought into Nursing Homes by Staff

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