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Undetected community transmission in N.Y. drove nursing home deaths, report says

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Asymptomatic staff, and possibly visitors in February and early March, unknowingly brought COVID-19 into New York nursing homes, leading to deaths among elderly residents, according to a report by the state’s health department released Monday. 

The report is a direct response to criticism of a state policy Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted in late March that said nursing homes could not refuse to admit a resident because of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. Critics argued that policy enabled infected patients to return to care facilities from hospitals and spread the disease among vulnerable residents. 

The report, based on data submitted from the state’s…



Source marketwatch.com

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