Federal data: AZ nursing homes hit with hundreds of COVID-19 cases

Posted at 8:17 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 23:17:21-04

A first look inside Covid-19's impact at Arizona nursing homes shows hundreds of cases and scores of deaths among residents and staff.

In Arizona, 227 residents in 69 nursing homes were diagnosed with Covid-19, with 88 deaths, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Also affected were nursing home staff, with 372 cases and one death reported.

However, this new data includes only about half of the 143 total nursing homes in the state, as CMS continues to collect data from all nursing homes.

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