One-Third of All U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Residents or Workers
[The New York Times, Chris Carlson/Associated Press]
At least 28,100 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a New York Times database. The virus so far has infected more than 153,000 at some 7,700 facilities.
Long-term care facilities with at least one coronavirus case
While just 11 percent of the country’s cases have occurred in long-term care facilities, deaths related to Covid-19 in these facilities account for more than a third of the country’s pandemic fatalities.
A third of U.S. coronavirus deaths are linked to long-term care facilities.
Cases in long-term care facilities
All other U.S. cases11%
Deaths in long-term care facilities
All other U.S. deaths35%
In the absence of comprehensive data from some states and the federal government, The Times has been assembling its own database of coronavirus cases and deaths at long-term care facilities for older adults. These include nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, memory care facilities, retirement and senior communities and rehabilitation facilities.
Some states, including Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and South Carolina, regularly release cumulative data on cases and deaths at specific facilities. California, Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio, among others, provide some details on the number of cases — but not on deaths. Others report aggregate totals for their state but provide no information on where the infections or deaths have occurred. About a dozen report very little or nothing at all.
The share of deaths tied to long-term care facilities for older adults is even more stark at the state level. In 14 states, the number of residents and workers who have died accounts for more than half of all deaths from the virus.
The Times’s numbers are based on official confirmations from states, counties and the facilities themselves. They include residents and, in cases where reporting is available, employees of the facilities. Given the wide variability in the type of information available, the totals shown here almost certainly represent an undercount of the true toll.
Cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, by state
State reporting comprehensive aggregate data
|STATE||FACILITIES||CASES||DEATHS▼||SHARE OF STATE DEATHS|
Note: In New York, the case count is the same as the death count because the state only reports the number of people who have died but not the number of overall infections.
Based on The Times’s analysis, some 850 of the country’s 3,100 counties have at least one coronavirus case related to a long-term care facility for older adults.
Here is a list of cases and deaths at long-term care facilities that have had at least 50 cases. We update the numbers as we are able to confirm them with state, county and facility officials.
Cases and deaths, by facility
|Paramus Veterans Memorial Home||Paramus, N.J.||264||71|
|Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II||Andover, N.J.||189||55|
|The Harborage nursing home||North Bergen, N.J.||182||31|
|Christian Health Care Center||Wyckoff, N.J.||176||45|
|Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke veterans center and hospital||Holyoke, Mass.||161||73|
|Cranford Rehab and Nursing Center||Cranford, N.J.||151||49|
|Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center||Oakland, N.J.||141||41|
|Orchard View Manor nursing home||East Providence, R.I.||140||40|
|Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare||Richmond, Va.||136||50|
|HudsonView Center for Rehab and Healthcare||North Bergen, N.J.||134||34|
|Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation||Kansas City, Kan.||132||36|
|Saint Therese of New Hope nursing home||New Hope, Minn.||130||47|
|Sagepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||La Plata, Md.||129||35|
|Life Care Center||Kirkland, Wash.||128||45|
|Cherry Creek Nursing Center||Aurora, Colo.||124||30|
|Abbott Terrace Health Center||Waterbury, Conn.||121||38|
|Atrium Post Acute Care||Wayne, N.J.||117||33|
|Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center||East Hartford, Conn.||104||47|
|Kimberly Hall North nursing facility||Windsor, Conn.||85||35|
|Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation||Queens, N.Y.||75||75|
By Karen Yourish, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Danielle Ivory and Mitch Smith