New York releases new data on COVID nursing home deaths

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York released new data about coronavirus deaths in nursing homes over the weekend. A report dated February 4 and posted on Saturday shows a total of 13,382 presumed and confirmed COVID deaths of residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities. Of those, 4,067, or about 30%, passed away outside the facilities.

The report provides the following breakdown for counties in and around the Capital Region:

CountyConfirmed COVID deaths at nursing homesDeaths of nursing home residents outside facility
Albany9428
Columbia3519
Dutchess9659
Essex113
Fulton2023
Greene2915
Montgomery5010
Rensselaer3438
Saratoga336
Schenectady217
Schoharie00
Ulster7932
Warren298
Washington283
Total:560251

Out of 811 deaths of nursing home residents that were confirmed to be caused by COVID-19 in the counties above, roughly 31% did not take place in the nursing home.

The report also includes a more specific breakdown of numbers of presumed deaths in addition to confirmed deaths, alongside smaller numbers at adult care facilities. Take a look:

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