Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Residents Have Died From COVID-19, Federal Data Show

Posted by on June 1, 2020 9:14 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, pictured at a White House event last month, says her agency will be stepping up fines for nursing homes that fail to sufficiently control infections.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says about 80% of nursing homes nationwide reported data to the CDC as required. The remaining 20% could face fines if they don’t comply.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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