AARP nursing home COVID dashboard shows Florida’s standing nationwide

Nikki Ross
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

A new coronavirus-related dashboard, which was released on Wednesday and created by AARP, revealed Florida nursing homes are above the national average in both the number of reported coronavirus cases and deaths resulting from the virus. 

The dashboard provides four-week snapshots of how the virus impacts nursing homes, according to a Florida-specific press release by AARP. The first release of data encompasses Aug. 24 to Sept. 20.

Based on the dashboard, 47% of Florida’s nursing homes reported active coronavirus cases during the four-week period, while the United States averaged 24%. Florida nursing homes also reported more deaths per 100 residents, 0.69, than the national average of 0.48 deaths. 

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