New York state this week revealed more than 1,700 additional coronavirus deaths in the state's nursing homes that had not been previously counted, a devastating indication of COVID-19's brutal effects on the elderly.
Nearly 5,000 people total have died in nursing homes and retirement facilities in New York. Among those numbers are included "probable" cases, which have not been confirmed by a laboratory test.
? The governor suspended visits to nursing homes statewide on March 12, although deaths at those facilities continued through March and April.