Nursing home deaths rose by 32% in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press, June 22 2021 Emergency medical workers load a patient into an ambulance in Brooklyn, N.Y., in April 2020.(John Minchillo / Associated Press) WASHINGTON —  Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims.

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