Detroit Free Press: Nursing home residents account for 34% of Michigan’s COVID-19-related deaths

Nursing home residents account for 34% of Michigan’s COVID-19-related deaths, according to newly released data from the state.

The deaths of 1,947 nursing home residents and 20 employees at facilities across Michigan were COVID-19-related, the state health department reported Monday, as it released data on deaths associated with individual nursing homes for the first time since the pandemic hit Michigan three months ago. 

Overall, there have been 7,163 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among nursing home residents and 3,133 confirmed cases among staff. The majority of resident deaths connected to nursing homes — 72% — have been in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

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