Percent of Deaths of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, by State

40 percent of U.S. COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes. The share of deaths occurring in nursing homes is highest in Minnesota, at 84 percent, using the latest data as of May 7, 2020. New Jersey has reported 4.559 nursing home deaths; approximately 40,000 New Jerseyans live in nursing homes; hence, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of approximately 11 percent of New Jersey nursing home residents. (Source: G. Girvan / FREOPP; Graphic: A. Roy / FREOPP)

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