The COVID-19 pandemic has taken thousands of lives in the United States. Perhaps the largest group affected by the pandemic are the elderly. Coronavirus ran rife through nursing homes in the early stages and continues to impact residents.
The following graphic by NANHA.org visualizes coronavirus nursing home deaths by the state in America. Nursing homes in the northeast in particular were hit hard, with Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island topping the list of states with the most coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. Massachusetts experienced 124 COVID-19 deaths per 1,000 nursing home residents and also had one of the highest rates of nursing home cases at 337.4 per 1,000 residents.
At the other end of the spectrum, nursing homes in Hawaii and Alaska, the two states not a part of the contiguous United States, were least impacted. They had the lowest rates of coronavirus cases and deaths in their nursing homes
Infographic by: nanha.org