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April 17, 2020, 8:25 PM

Nearly 40% of New Jersey’s Covid-19 Deaths Were at Nursing Homes

Elise Young
Elise Young
Bloomberg News

Nearly 40% of coronavirus-related fatalities in New Jersey have taken place at nursing homes, according to data newly disclosed by state officials.

Outbreaks have been reported at 394 of the state’s 503 long-term care facilities, which include nursing, assisted-living and dementia-care homes. Those facilities have recorded 9,094 cases and 1,530 deaths, the data show. New Jersey has reported a total of 3,840 deaths statewide.

Health department officials added data on long-term care cases to the state Covid-19 website after reports of several bodies found stacked in a makeshift morgue at a long-term care facility in Andover, in Sussex County. A ...

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