COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facilities

Nursing homes are required to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Department of Health. The Department is working with each individual facility to increase testing of residents with and without symptoms; to minimize infection; and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The greatest risk for nursing homes is COVID-19 spreading within facilities and among vulnerable residents. A nursing home with residents who have tested positive for the illness is not a threat to the general public.

The Department is following recent CMS requirements and only certified adult care facilities are required to report the information in this report.

This information is as complete and accurate as possible. It will be reported weekly on Wednesdays. In addition, the Department is sharing aggregate totals for other adult residential facilities, which are not certified. This information will be shared on Wednesdays through a Department news release.

Nursing Home Deaths by Race

%NH Deaths

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.13%

Asian

.62%

Black

32.64%

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

0.18%

Other

0.31%

White

66.25%

 

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Other Adult Residential Facilities

As of 09/23/2020:

  • 1218 COVID cases have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities
  • 141 COVID deaths have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities
  • 182 other adult residential facilities have reported at least one COVID case (among residents or staff)