COVID-19, Skilled Nursing Facility

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 3,600 in LTC facilities

More than 3,600 deaths in LTC facilities across the U.S. have been liked to COVID-19, according to the most recent count by The Associated Press (AP). Although the federal government has not been keeping a tally of COVID-19 related deaths in LTC facilities, AP has compiled a tally based on state counts and media reports. The latest count is up to 3,621 deaths, up 450 deaths since the last count ten days ago.

The actual number of deaths is likely much higher though, as residents who died without being tested for coronavirus are not included in most state counts.