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AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes

 

Last updated 5/22/2020 at 8:36pm



BERNARD CONDON, JENNIFER PELTZ and JIM MUSTIAN

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York's already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation's deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The Associated Press.

AP compiled its own tally to find out how many COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals to nursing homes under the March 25 directive after New York's Health Department declined to release its internal survey conducted...



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