Virus Claims Lives Of Nursing Home Residents In N.Y. Suburbs
Data released by the New York State Health Department show just how vulnerable nursing home residents are to COVID-19 — especially in areas hard hit by the coronavirus.
The deaths of nursing home residents make up nearly 14% of virus-related fatalities on Long Island, at 251 deaths, and nearly 16%, or 106 deaths, in Westchester County.
This is the first time the state has provided a breakdown of nursing home data.
Note: Due to privacy reasons, the state did not provide information from nursing homes with fewer than five deaths.
Anyone who has concerns about the wellbeing of a nursing home resident in New York can call the state’s long-term care ombudsman at 855-582-6769.
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