Nursing homes a dangerous place for those vulnerable to coronavirus
The number of nursing homes reporting cases of the coronavirus surpassed 400 on Monday.People with elderly parents would be wise to care for them in their own homes than send them to a nursing home where the virus spreads rapidly.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of long-term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 jumped 172% from the 146 nursing homes that had cases one week ago.
Elderly populations are highly susceptible to fatal cases of the coronavirus, making nursing home infections dangerous. Eighty percent of those who have died in the United States after contracting COVID-19 were over the age of 65.