Tracking the coronavirus in California nursing homes

Tracking the coronavirus in California nursing homes

6,486
deaths
34%
of state total

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have skewed heavily toward the elderly, making nursing homes a tragic focal point of the pandemic.

The Times is tracking the latest COVID-19 data from the hundreds of skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities across the state. Each day, state agencies release counts for residents and staff, which are compiled here.

The latest totals

So far, a total of 70,021 cases and 6,486 deaths have been reported at facilities in California.

Over the past week, the state’s nursing homes have averaged 594 new cases and 26.1 new deaths per day.

Deaths by day
The lines above are seven-day averages. They offer a more stable view of the trend than daily totals.

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An outsized share

Nursing homes have accounted for 6% the state's coronavirus cases, but 34% of its deaths.

Deaths at nursing homes vs. elsewhere
California Department of Public Health

Mapping the toll

The virus has struck residents and staff at facilities across the state, with heavy concentrations in Los Angeles County and the Central Valley.

The state chooses not to provide precise numbers at facilities with fewer than 10 cases. When totaling by county, The Times substitutes the minimum value of one. The result is that the tallies above are likely an undercount.

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Skilled-nursing facilities

Cases have been reported at 1,191 of the 1,224 skilled-nursing facilities across the state, where trained medical professionals provide 24-hour care for elderly residents.

Assisted-living facilities

Cases have been reported at 503 of the state's adult and senior care facilities, which provide housing for seniors and disabled adults.

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