One-third of all US coronavirus deaths linked to nursing homes - Media

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At least 25,600 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the US, according to a New York Times database.

"While just about 11 percent of the country's cases have occurred in long-term care facilities, deaths related to COVID-19 in these facilities account for a third of the country's pandemic fatalities," the Times said.

The virus has infected more than 143,000 people at some 7,500 facilities, it added. deaths related to Covid-19 in these facilities account for more than a third of the country’s pandemic fatalities.

Nursing home populations are at a high risk of being infected by — and dying from — the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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