State report finds nearly 40% of virus deaths have been nursing home patients

A report compiled by the state-sponsored authority over the government’s coronavirus response in nursing homes reveals that 72 of the 193 deaths (38% of them) have been nursing home patients, Channel 12 says.

The report says that 97 nursing homes across the country have at least one carrier and that in the past week, 2,000 tests have been carried out in such facilities — far below the goal of 3,000 that health authorities had set initially, Channel 12 says.

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