One-Third of All U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Residents or Workers

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.

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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. Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is known to be particularly lethal to older adults with underlying health conditions, and can spread more easily through congregate facilities, where many people live in a confined environment and workers move from room to room.

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.

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

New York

430

5,637

5,403

20%

New Jersey

528

26,237

4,855

52%

Massachusetts

471

15,965

2,922

59%

Pennsylvania

539

13,290

2,529

66%

Connecticut

219

6,468

1,627

55%

Illinois

410

11,437

1,563

46%

California

525

9,803

996

36%

Maryland

211

6,322

804

48%

Louisiana

269

3,772

784

35%

Florida

615

5,576

714

42%

Georgia

379

6,153

678

49%

Indiana

197

3,033

584

38%

Colorado

138

3,832

557

57%

Virginia

160

3,707

489

58%

Texas

374

1,332

478

43%

Minnesota

160

1,369

472

80%

North Carolina

86

2,499

322

57%

Rhode Island

52

1,905

314

73%

Ohio

282

4,724

276

21%

Michigan

195

4,604

211

5%

Arizona

133

1,216

204

38%

Mississippi

113

1,202

191

44%

Kentucky

81

1,419

177

57%

Delaware

23

450

137

61%

Oklahoma

68

1,019

122

45%

South Carolina

83

1,072

107

32%

Tennessee

47

815

87

36%

Kansas

22

540

86

50%

Washington

243

1,025

76

8%

Oregon

35

431

68

54%

Nevada

48

706

59

19%

West Virginia

27

328

43

80%

Arkansas

49

433

35

38%

Vermont

6

169

29

54%

Maine

9

247

29

45%

Idaho

18

179

29

43%

Alabama

5

1,660

28

7%

Utah

86

86

17

25%

New Mexico

27

39

15

8%

Washington, D.C

14

208

15

5%

Iowa

32

1,100

14

5%

New Hampshire

16

140

12

9%

Missouri

118

131

12

2%

Montana

1

34

6

38%

Wisconsin

123

638

5

1%

Nebraska

5

80

2

2%

South Dakota

3

18

-

-

North Dakota

43

260

-

-

Alaska

2

3

-

-

Hawaii

1

3

-

-

Wyoming

1

16

-

-

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.

Hover over each county to see the number of coronavirus cases at long-term care facilities, as well as the total number of cases in that county.

Note: Not all states report facility-level data.

The New York Times is tracking the coronavirus at nursing homes and long-term care centers. Do you or a family member live or work in one of these facilities? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

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

NAME

LOCATION

CASES

DEATHS

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

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Note: States frequently revise numbers down to correct errors and fix other problems.

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