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This Dec. 9, 2019 photo provided by American Health Care Association shows Mark Parkinson, American Health Care Association in Washington.  U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier 2020. It may be a while before that changes. Parkinson says family visits won't return to pre-pandemic levels until scientists develop a vaccine for the virus that has killed a disproportionate number of nursing home residents.  (American Health Care Association/Max Taylor via AP)

Nursing homes eye more private rooms in post-pandemic future

Jul. 26, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier this year, and it may be a while before that changes. Nursing homes house a tiny share of the U.S. population, yet they have accounted for more than 20% of the country’s COVID-19 deaths, according to an Associated...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, emergency medical technicians transport a patient from a nursing home to an emergency room bed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday, June 18. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths

Jun. 18, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data collection becomes more robust, a clearer picture is...