The Death Toll In Michigan Nursing Homes Is Rising As COVID-19 Infects The Elderly And Staff
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Coronavirus cases have swept through nursing homes across Michigan, putting the state’s most vulnerable at risk at a time when elderly residents are isolated from family under rules intended to keep them safe.
There have been hundreds of confirmed coronavirus cases among residents and staff and dozens of deaths linked to nursing homes in Michigan, the Detroit Free Press has found, even as facilities take steps to stem the spread and health officials work to monitor outbreaks.
In Wayne County — not including Detroit, which has its own health department — 35% of all of the county’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths had been nursing home residents, based on a review of the state’s disease surveillance system, a spokesman …continued .