One-third of all COVID-19 deaths in Michigan occurred among residents and staff of the state’s 450 nursing homes, according to the first detailed accounting of the pandemic’s deadly toll in nursing homes.
The numbers are staggering: 1,947 residents and 20 staffers died. In many counties, 50 percent or more of coronavirus deaths were traced to nursing homes.
In many homes, the grief was profound. According to the state, 33 nursing homes suffered 20 or more deaths related to the coronavirus.