Covid Stalks U.S. Nursing Homes Again With Virus Redoubling (3)

Nov. 19, 2020, 4:30 PM

The coronavirus is cascading into America’s long-term care facilities again in a surge that underscores the nation’s repeated failure to protect its most vulnerable.

States reported over 29,000 new infections last week in places such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, the steepest uptick since at least May, according to Covid Tracking Project data. They come as national daily case counts were higher than ever in November, with a record of more than 170,000 new cases reported Nov. 13. At least 15 states nationwide have already reported single-day record cases this week, including New Mexico, Idaho, and Wisconsin.

On Wednesday, ...

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