At least 40% of COVID-19 deaths in California are from eldercare homes
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Residents of long-term care homes in California make up nearly 40% of the COVID-19 deaths in the state, new public health data shows, making skilled nursing and assisted living facilities by far the deadliest hotspots in the coronavirus pandemic.At least 578 nursing home residents in California have died of complications caused by the new coronavirus, according to state health department data published Tuesday, approximately one-third of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the state.Tuesday was the first time California officials had released any numbers about deaths at nursi...


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