Wisconsin Nursing Homes See Spike In COVID-19-Related Deaths

294 Residents Died Of Virus In 4-Week Span, More Than 10 Times The 28 Deaths Reported Previous Month

Eva Davis peaks with her daughters at a nursing home
Eva Davis, 94, middle, speaks with her daughters Lori Hall, left, and Elaine Krohn, right, outdoors at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Wednesday June 10, 2020, in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP Photo

Wisconsin nursing homes have seen a spike in COVID-19-related deaths, with nearly 300 reported during a recent four-week span.

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show 294 residents died of the virus between Oct. 12 and Nov. 8. The figure is more than 10 times the 28 deaths that were reported in the previous month.

The number of cases in nursing homes has also surged.

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In the latest reporting period, nursing homes reported 2,130 residents with new COVID-19 cases, up from 387 new cases in the preceding four-week period.