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Michigan: Over 1,200 nursing home residents dead from virus

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Published: May. 28, 2020 at 12:22 PM EDT
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says at least 1,216 residents of nursing homes have died from the coronavirus, accounting for nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths.

Director Robert Gordon told a legislative hearing Wednesday that the number is incomplete because 13% of facilities aren't reporting to the state, including in hard-hit metro Detroit.

Gordon says health departments in Wayne and Oakland counties show 400 more deaths not reflected in the state’s data.

That would mean nursing home residents account for a third of Michigan's COVID-19 death toll.

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5/28/2020 12:07:20 PM (GMT -4:00)

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