nursing homes

New York Attorney General Letitia James
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New York may be undercounting the number of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes by as much as 50%, state Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday, meaning the state’s current count of about 9,000 fatalities at those facilities may be far from the actual number.

C19: Transportation Improvements In New York And Connecticut

Jan 25, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine coming soon for Connecticut seniors, major construction plans for I-95, and a possible subpeona for Governor Cuomo's health commissioner.

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New COVID-19 cases in Connecticut nursing homes have dropped about 50 percent since the start of the new year. State data show cases are on a downward trend ever since targeted vaccination and frequent testing efforts began.

Senior Care
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Governor Ned Lamont says Connecticut is the first state in the country to have the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine available to all nursing home residents and staff, who wish to be inoculated.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York has announced a new app designed to help residents determine their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. The “Am I Eligible” app connects users with vaccine administration centers to schedule appointments.

In Connecticut, vaccine eligibility can be found on the state website.

Healthcare workers and nursing homes residents are being prioritized in both states.