Revamped Nursing Home Virus Death Reports Show Far Higher Toll Than Before Known

New York City’s running tally of reported nursing home deaths leapt 47% to 2,785 as of Sunday, as state officials released a fuller but still incomplete picture of the damage inflicted by coronavirus.

The surge in reported deaths came after the state Department of Health introduced more stringent reporting rules for nursing homes — now requiring disclosure of not only the deaths of patients who tested positive for COVID-19, but also those presumed killed by the virus.

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New York City’s running tally of reported nursing home […]

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