Associated Press
Associated Press 21 May 2020

Lucci: Virus nursing home toll 'heartbreaking'


With the pandemic's death toll in nursing homes and long-term care facilities accounting for roughly a third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, actress Susan Lucci is helping AARP advocate for good care in all facilities. (May 21)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says nursing homes must start testing all staff members for the coronavirus twice per week. He added virus patients leaving hospitals will have to test negative before they're allowed into nursing homes. (May 10)
The problems plaguing New York nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have been around long before the virus, according to the executive director of The Long Term Care Community Coalition. (May 11)
The despair wrought on nursing homes by the coronavirus was laid bare Friday in a state survey identifying numerous New York facilities where multiple patients died over the past few weeks. (April 17)
Researchers tested residents and staff at Seattle nursing home to investigate the spread of COVID-19. They went room to room performing nasal swabs on the 115 residents and all the tests came back negative. (April 23)

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