After a terrible year in long-term care, many states are now reporting that their cases and deaths are dropping according to the AP:
This is truly welcome news. COVID-19 was responsible for approximately 153,000 death in long-term care. 36% of the total pandemic mortality rate was due to death in long-term care.
Further aggravating this incomprehensible toll is the inability for families to visit their loved ones. Hopefully, if the data shows continued drops in infections and mortality rates and as more people get vaccinated, we’ll begin to see visitation restrictions lifted.
Perhaps we are finally seeing a light at the end of a long and dark tunnel.