Virus toll steep at dozens of Pennsylvania nursing homes

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May 19, 2020 - 8:58 pm
) Nurses in the COVID-19 unit of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital check the fit of protective equipment before entering a patient's room March 24, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 50 Pennsylvania nursing homes have reported 20 or more deaths related to COVID-19. That's according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Health. Nursing homes and personal care homes have struggled for months to contain the virus, with residents of the facilities accounting for more than two-thirds of the state's overall death toll of 4,624. The state's worst nursing home outbreak is at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, near the Ohio border, where 358 residents and 25 workers have contracted the virus. Brighton has reported 76 deaths. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press

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