Seventy residents and two employees of long-term care facilities in Washington, D.C., have died after they were infected with the coronavirus, data released by the city Monday shows.
Less than two weeks ago, on April 22, D.C. reported that 14 residents had died of the virus.
Residents of long-term care facilities now account for more than 25% of the 258 people counted by D.C. to have died of the virus. The total number of facility residents infected is 247, and 85 employees have tested positive.
D.C. has tallied nearly 5,200 cases of the virus total.
The News4 I-Team is gathering information on virus cases and deaths in nursing homes and other types of long-term care facilities across the D.C. area.
If you have a loved one in a long-term care facility in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and you've been getting firsthand information about positive tests, or deaths from COVID-19, please send an email to tips@News4iteam.com and help fill in those gaps. The I-Team will be working to confirm and post that updated information here online and in our NBC Washington app.
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