Full Effect of COVID-19 on Managed Care Facilities Unknown
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The novel coronavirus has exacted a brutal and unfair toll on nursing homes and long-term health care facilities in the United States. The figures are hard to fathom. In fourteen states that have reported COVID-19 nursing home statistics, at least half of the dead in the entire state lived in a nursing home. In another twelve states, nursing home deaths comprised one out of every three coronavirus deaths in those states. National Public Radio reports that the states which have not reported figures to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must do so by Friday. According to reports, eighteen states declined to publish nursing home statistics. Experts anticipate the statistics will be shocking when all 50 states report. *
New Hampshire and Pennsylvania have the highest percentage of nursing home residents killed by COVID-19. Residents of long-term healthcare facilities who died from COVID-19 in New Hampshire make up 72 percent of the state’s total of COVID-19 fatalities. To date, 66 people out of 114 COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire were residents of long-term healthcare homes. The number is slightly lower in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, 2,355 people who lived in nursing homes have died from COVID-19, which is 70 percent of the 3,364 total number killed by the novel coronavirus.
New York State has the most significant number of long-term care patients who died from COVID-19. The last reports indicate that 5,215 residents of nursing homes lost their lives to the novel coronavirus. The figure is twenty percent of the total number of people in New York who died from COVID-19. In New Jersey, 53 percent of the people who died from COVID-19 lived in nursing homes.
COVID-19 spread through nursing homes, mostly unimpeded. The lack of testing, scarcity of personal protective equipment, and the close proximity in which people live in nursing homes allowed the novel coronavirus to overwhelm many residential healthcare facilities across the country.
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