LDH breaks down coronavirus cases and deaths in statewide nursing homes

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – “The greatest risk for nursing homes is COVID-19 spreading within facilities and among vulnerable residents,” according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The most recent statistics from August 26 show the amount of cases and deaths within long-term care facilities in Louisiana:

  • 1170 COVID cases have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities
  • 139 COVID deaths have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities
  • 177 other adult residential facilities have reported at least one COVID case (among residents or staff)

If you would like to see a more detailed breakdown of the COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes, visit here.

The Louisiana Department of Health is also providing a breakdown of COVID-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes by race below:

Picture courtesy of Louisiana Department of Health

The next update on COVID-19 nursing home numbers will come on Wednesday, September 2.

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