The Associated Press reports:
New York state is now reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 4,813 residents with confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 have died at 351 of New York’s 613 nursing homes since March 1. The list, released late Monday, includes the reported number of both confirmed and presumed deaths as of Sunday evening.
Nursing home residents have made up roughly one-fourth to one-fifth of the state’s official tally of fatalities. But just how many nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 remains uncertain despite the state’s latest disclosure, as the list doesn’t include deaths of nursing home residents at hospitals or any details about the number of COVID-19 cases at individual nursing homes.
New York state reports more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities. https://t.co/bDfxuznst9
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 5, 2020