Monday, May 11, 2020
Now that the state of Florida has resumed releasing nursing home death data following a lawsuit by the Miami Herald, the data shows an alarming increase in deaths. There were 664 deaths from coronavirus in the state at nursing homes and long-term care facilities last week, an increase of 242 from the previous week. One Seminole nursing home had 23 deaths: 22 residents and one member of the staff. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who recently jokingly called Florida "God's waiting room," has struggled to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly even as he allows more businesses and parks to reopen.
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