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Thousands dying of coronavirus in nursing homes, but government isn’t keeping track

So far, more than 2,200 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in nursing homes. That’s an unacceptable – but sadly, not surprising – number, but the truth is that it may only represent a fraction of the real number of deaths in these settings.  NBC News gathered data from state agencies showing that nearly 2,500 long-term care facilities across 36 states are currently fighting coronavirus cases, which marks a rise of 522 percent over the nationwide count 20 days before. However, it’s worth noting that states like Florida, which has a huge elderly population, didn’t even provide data.  Read more....

 

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