Arizona nursing home COVID-19 cases, deaths skyrocketing, data analysis by AARP shows

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:44:40-05

Coronavirus cases and deaths have skyrocketed in Arizona's nursing homes in recent months, according to data analyzed by AARP.

The report was released Friday by AARP, highlighting concerning information from the most recent nursing home data.

As of December 20, more than 70% of Arizona nursing homes reported residents with coronavirus cases, while more than 95% reported at least one diagnosed staff member.

From September 2020 to December 2020:

  • New confirmed cases among residents increased from 1.1 to 14.3 per 100 residents
  • New confirmed cases among staff increased from 1.8 to 13.0 per 100 residents
  • Deaths among residents increased from 0.21 to 1.84 per 100 residents

AARP says the data showed personal protective equipment shortages have declined from 25% to 17%, but staffing shortages remain a concern.

AARP has an online nursing home data dashboard comparing coronavirus data from across the country.