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Data shows rise in COVID deaths in Connecticut nursing homes

Nov. 26, 2021 18:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in Connecticut over a recent two week period, which is the largest number since mid-August, new data released Friday showed. There were 125 positive cases of COVID-19 among residents between Nov....

Connecticut to hold COVID booster clinics for nursing homes

Nov. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is ramping up efforts to get older residents vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot by bringing special clinics to nursing homes, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The move comes as the state has seen its highest infection rates since early September. ...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...

State considers changes to veterans homes after outbreak

Nov. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering changes to how the state oversees its veterans homes after nearly 80 residents died last year in one of the country’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in a U.S. nursing home. A bill being discussed Friday would impose...

Ex-head of nursing home that had COVID rash gives up license

Nov. 16, 2021 13:42 PM EST

A former administrator for a Prescott nursing home that had a large COVID-19 outbreak early in the pandemic has surrendered his state license. Larry Michael Rasmussen didn't appear for a scheduled formal hearing Monday but the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution...

8 dead from COVID, 89 infected at Connecticut nursing home

Nov. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EST

CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Eight residents of a nursing home in Connecticut have died during a coronavirus outbreak while 89 residents and employees have tested positive for the disease, nursing home officials say. The outbreak at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in...

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits

Nov. 12, 2021 19:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks. The new guidance from the...

Missouri to let nursing homes close due to vaccine mandate

Nov. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri health department is giving nursing homes a legal pathway to temporarily shut down if they face staffing shortages because of a new mandate from President Joe Biden's administration for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

State's home care program has big problems, advocates say

Nov. 09, 2021 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Advocates for people with disabilities gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they say is the eroding quality of home care services under Pennsylvania's new managed care system, problems being accelerated by the pandemic. Part of...

Germany reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Nov. 04, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control agency on Thursday reported the highest number of new coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Robert Koch Institute, or RKI, said 33,949 new cases had been registered in the last 24 hours, up from 28,037...