Huge Increase in Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes
Huge Increase In Coronavirus Deaths In Nursing Homes
Louisiana is showing a huge increase in coronavirus cases and deaths in nursing homes according to a Wednesday report.
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 93 additional nursing homes have cases of COVID-19 as of noon Wednesday. Moreover, the 124 nursing homes have 1,320 cases of the virus, up by 763 cases Monday, a jump of 137%.
COVID-19 has claimed 275 nursing home residents in Louisiana as of Wednesday. That is an increase of 145 deathsfrom Monday’s report, a jump of 111%.
The state health department stopped releasing the names of nursing homes where two or more cases are confirmed. Dr. Tina Stefanski, LDH regional medical director for Acadiana, had also refused to release information about nursing homes.
Meanwhile, Louisiana had another jump in deaths from coronavirus with 90 new deaths reported Wednesday.
The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday reported 433 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 90 additional deaths. These new cases and deaths bring the total to 21,951 cases and 1,103 deaths statewide. The number of deaths reported Wednesday was down from Tuesday’s 129 deaths, the highest single-day death toll in the state since the first death was reported March 14. These are staggering numbers each reflecting one lost life.
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