ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The despair wrought on nursing homes by the coronavirus was laid bare Friday in a state survey identifying numerous New York facilities where multiple patients have died.
Nineteen of the state’s nursing homes have each had at least 20 deaths linked to the pandemic. One Brooklyn home was listed as having 55 deaths.
The list was far from complete. Its release came after days of news media reports about homes so stricken by the virus, bodies had to be stacked inside storage rooms.
As of Friday, April 17, no nursing homes in Herkimer, Oneida or Otsego counties reported any deaths.
The report will be updated as more data is reported.
Connecticut released a similar list Thursday, reporting that eight nursing homes had at least 10 residents die.