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Massachusetts’ Nursing Homes Ravaged by Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

BOSTON, Mass. — Nursing home residents continue to perish from COVID-19 at an alarmingly high rate. The Boston Herald reported that 138 people died from a COVID-19 infection on Saturday, and 85 of the people killed by the coronavirus lived in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The number of people who died has from complications resulting from an infection from the novel coronavirus will clear the grim level of 5,000 shortly. The infection rate from the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts hangs steady at the third-highest in the country behind New York and New Jersey. There are over 76,000 coronavirus cases in the state, and the number of new infections rises by about 1,500 every day. *

According to the Boston Herald, citing statistics published by Massachusetts’ Department of Health, 2,922 people who lived in nursing homes or long-term health care homes have died from COVID-19.  The virulent disease shows no sign of relenting in nursing homes in Massachusetts. The latest numbers available indicate that 336 nursing homes in the Commonwealth have at least one confirmed case of a COVID-19 infection. The total number of nursing home residents and staff members infected at this time is just under 16,000. 

Retired veterans’ homes have been brutalized by the illness. In Chelsea, Mass., which is part of the Boston Metropolitan area, 28 veterans have died at a local soldiers’ home. Furthermore, 30 residents and an astounding 57 healthcare workers are battling the infection. In Medford, Mass., which is a suburb to the north of Boston, 54 residents of one assisted living facility have died from COVID-19. 

The hardest-hit facility in Massachusetts can be found in Holyoke, Mass. At the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, COVID-19 killed 74 residents to this juncture. Sadly, the number could double in a short amount of time. Currently, 78 people living in the home are infected, and 83 employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

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