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LDH releases data on nursing homes affected by COVID-19

Includes name of facility, cases and deaths
Coronavirus-confirmed healthcare workers can return to work without being testing negative
Posted at 12:17 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 14:34:00-04

On Monday, May 18, the Louisiana Department of Health released data on nursing home facilities in the state affected by COVID-19.

Along with the names of each facility, the department lists the number of residents, confirmed cases among residents and staff, and the number of deaths reported among residents.

To see the complete list of nursing home data, click here.

In a press release, LDH said the following on the new reports:

Nursing homes
Nursing homes are required to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Department of Health. The Department is working with each individual facility to increase testing of residents with and without symptoms; to minimize infection; and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The greatest risk for nursing homes is COVID-19 spreading within facilities and among vulnerable residents. A nursing home with residents who have tested positive for the illness is not a threat to the general public.

The Department is following recent CMS requirements and only certified adult care facilities are required to report the information in this report. This information is as complete and accurate as possible. It will be reported weekly on Mondays. Click here for the full report.

Other adult residential facilities
In addition, the Department is sharing aggregate totals for other adult residential facilities, which are not certified and not required to report on a federal level. This information will be shared on Mondays through a Department news release. Today, the Department is reporting a total of 526 COVID-19 cases among residents of other adult residential facilities and 65 deaths. 86 facilities are reporting at least one COVID-19 case.

To see the latest on coronavirus in the state, click here.

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