While we wait on a final few data points for our daily numbers - our second weekly update on COVID-19 data in long-term care facilities is published.

This week we saw the most cases of COVID-19 in these congregate facilities since May.

The Midwest is now the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, where 38% of all new cases in LTC facilities were reported this week. Nearly every state in the region hit new peaks in either cases, deaths, or both. Ohio recorded 3,123 cases - the highest of this last week.
In May, four-fifths of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota were tied to LTC facilities; today that figure is 69%. Nationally, that number is 40%. This week, Minnesota reported their highest cases and deaths since May.
13 states lump resident and staff cases into a single metric, making it impossible to discern if more cases are among residents or staff. Cases in residents are much more likely to result in death. In states that report separately, residents make up 99% of deaths.
Any surge in resident cases sends one message - 8 months into the pandemic, the federal government, states, and long-term care facilities are continuing to fail the population most vulnerable to COVID-19.


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