Nursing home deaths have accounted for a great deal of U.S. COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. It’s estimated that about 40% of all coronavirus deaths in the United States were in nursing homes, even though nursing home patients account for only 0.45% of the population.
While some states have seen very few nursing home deaths from coronavirus, others were hit hard. Which states have had the most coronavirus-related nursing home deaths? This infographic from NANHA.org analyzes which states have had the most coronavirus deaths per 1,000 nursing home residents.
Massachusetts’ nursing home residents were hit hardest by the pandemic, with 124 fatalities per 1,000 residents. The state also had one of the highest rates of nursing home cases in America, with 359.2 cases per 1,000 residents. Coronavirus nursing home deaths in New Jersey were a close second, with 122.6 fatalities per 1,000 residents.
Which state’s statistics were most surprising to you?